PREVIEW: Orient v Mansfield Town

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Leyton Orient will be hoping to end their League Two home campaign with victory against Mansfield Town tomorrow.

Orient lost 1-0 last weekend at AFC Wimbledon after Lyle Taylor’s first-half strike saw the O’s Play-Off hopes end.

The result saw them drop to 14th place in the League Two table, but will be hoping to move back into the top half of the table with a positive result against the Stags.

Mansfield head into the game in 11th and are undefeated in their last four games, including a 1-1 draw with Barnet last time out.

They fell behind against the Bees when John Akinde netted, but ended with a share of the spoils thanks to an Emmanuel Dieseruvwe equaliser.


Leyton Orient 3 Mansfield Town 1

01.10.05  League Two

Orient moved to within a point of League Two leaders Grimsby Town with this win against a Mansfield Town who remained rooted to the foot of the table, having taken just seven points from their opening 12 games.

Joe Keith put Orient ahead after 16 minutes with his second goal of the season, when he converted a Shane Tudor cross, before Gary Alexander added a second just before the hour following a Matt Lockwood free-kick.

Giles Coke cut the deficit with his first goal of the season seven minutes later after a shot by Simon Brown had come back off the underside of the bar. But Mansfield’s revival hopes were quashed when O’s substitute Efe Echanomi netted his third of the season just two minutes after he replaced Jabo Ibehre.

Leyton Orient: Garner; Miller, Zakuani, Mackie, Lockwood; Tudor, Easton, Simpson, Keith; Ibehre (Echanomi 74), Alexander.

Subs: Morris, Barnard, Carlisle, McMahon.

Goals: Keith (16), Alexander (59), Echanomi (76).

Bookings: None.

Mansfield Town: Pressman; Buxton (Rundle 46), JohnBaptiste, Jelleyman, Peers (Uhlenbeek 74); Brown, Birchall (Littlejohn 87), Dawson, Coke; Barker, Hjelde.

Subs: Day, McLachlan.

Goals: Coke (66).

Bookings: Buxton (26)

Referee: Keith Stroud

Attendance: 4,164 (inc 197 Mansfield fans)


Leyton Orient are 11/10 favourites with League Two sponsors Sky Bet to win their final home game of the season at the Matchroom Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Visitors Mansfield are 12/5 shots, with the draw available at the same price.

The O’s have won six and drawn two of their last eight games against Mansfield, and they’re 21/10 to win this one 1-0, 2-0 or 2-1. Over 2.5 goals has landed in three of Orient’s last four, and is 5/6 on Saturday.


Jobi McAnuff continues to be ruled out for the O’s having picked up a calf injury, while Nigel Atangana and Jay Simpson are doubts with groin and back injuries respectively, having missed out at AFC Wimbledon last weekend.

Midfielder Kevin Nolan also remains a doubt with an ankle injury, while Paul McCallum and Dean Cox continue their road to recovery from knee ligament injuries.


Not able to make it today? Follow coverage of the game on the O’s official Twitter feed or on Orient Wall. 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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