MATCH PREVIEW: Leyton Orient v Dagenham & Redbridge

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Leyton Orient will be looking for their first win in five games when they take on local rivals Dagenham & Redbridge at the Matchroom Stadium.

The O’s lost out 3-0 last weekend against Barnet, after John Akinde netted a double and a deflected Sam Togwell effort secured victory for the Bees.

Going into the Daggers encounter Orient currently sit in 11th place in the League Two table, but just two points separates them and AFC Wimbledon, who occupy the final Play-Off spot.

Dagenham & Redbridge come into the game needing a win to maintain their hopes of Football League survival.

Last time out the Daggers lost 1-0 to Luton Town, with Pelly Ruddock scoring the only goal of the game as John Still’s side suffered defeat.

In the reverse fixture, Orient came out on top 3-1 with first half goals from Paul McCallum and Lloyd James putting them in the box seat.

Dean Cox added a third with a fine free-kick, before Jamie Cureton netted a consolation for the hosts, who were then managed by former O Wayne Burnett.

Leyton Orient 1 Dagenham & Redbridge 1 (Dagenham & Redbridge won 14-13 on pens)

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Dagenham & Redbridge booked their place in the second round after a dramatic penalty shoot-out success – creating a new record for the longest ever spot-kick showdown in English senior football competitions.

Sam Williams had headed Dagenham in front midway through the second half, before David Mooney equalised two minutes from time to set up the penalty spectacle. An incredible 27 spot-kicks were scored in a row with every player managing to net, meaning some were forced to test their nerve again.

Finally though, it was Orient defender Ben Chorley, ironically the club’s regular penalty taker, who saw Dagenham keeper James Shea save his second penalty.

Leyton Orient: Butcher; Omozusi (Odubajo 64), Chorley, Forbes, Daniels; Laird, Smith, Dawson (McSweeney 46), Cox; Mooney, Téhoué (Porter 74). Subs: Lobjoit, Lovelock.

Goal: Mooney (88)

Dagenham & Redbridge: Shea; Ogogo (Rose 46), Doe, Walsh, Ilesanmi; Bingham, Lee, Gain; Scannell, Williams, Tomlin (Green 46).

Subs: Reed, Woodall, Lewington.

Goal: Williams (64)

Bookings: Ogogo (22), Shea (37)

Referee: Simon Hooper. Attendance: 1,420

Leyton Orient are huge odds-on favourites at 2/5 with Football League sponsors Sky Bet for victory at home to League Two’s bottom club Dagenham on Saturday afternoon.


The Daggers are priced up by Sky Bet at 15/2 for a surprise success and the draw is on offer at 100/30.


All of Orient’s last three victories at home have come without conceding a goal and Sky Bet offer 5/4 that they win this weekend’s game to nil.


Jobi McAnuff remains a doubt for the O’s having missed out with a calf injury at Barnet, while skipper Mathieu Baudry is pushing for a start against one of his former sides having made the bench at Barnet after serving a four-match ban.

Paul McCallum and Dean Cox continue to make good progress as they recover from knee ligament injuries.


Not able to make it today? Follow coverage of the game on the O’s official Twitter feed. If you are looking for audio coverage, you can listen to commentary from BBC London’s Dave Victor on Orient PlayerHD.

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