PREVIEW: Aldershot Town v Leyton Orient

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Orient will be looking to end a run of three straight defeats, following the 2-1 home loss to Hartlepool United last Saturday.

Jobi McAnuff opened the scoring in front of the BT Sport cameras in the 19th minute but Jonathan Franks equalised on the stroke of half-time before Rhys Oates headed home in the 47th minute to claim all three points for the visitors.

Aldershot Town have started the season well, sitting top of the National League with six wins, two draws and three defeats.

The Shots welcome the O’s on the back of a 1-0 win away to Gateshead, with Fabien Robert scoring the only goal of the game in the 83rd minute.

Gary Waddock’s men finished in 5th place last season, losing 5-2 on aggregate to Tranmere Rovers in the play-off semi-finals.


Craig Clay was forced off in Saturday’s defeat to Hartlepool with a tight hamstring but the midfielder is expected to feature at the Recreation Ground, and could be joined by winger James Dayton and defender Josh Coulson.

New loan signing James Brophy will also be hoping to be involved in the matchday squad, having completed his move from Swindon Town on Thursday.

The O’s will definitely be without central defender George Elokobi, who is due to undergo surgery on the hamstring injury suffered in the defeat to Boreham Wood, while Charlie Lee remains a long-term absentee following a serious knee injury.


Head Coach Steve Davis ahead of tomorrow’s encounter – here.

Goalkeeper Charlie Grainger previews this weekend’s clash – here.


The Club has sold 454 tickets ahead of tomorrow’s trip to Aldershot Town.

Terrace tickets will be available for supporters to purchase from Aldershot turnstiles tomorrow, with prices as follows:

Adults £17

(Over 65, Military personnel ID required, Student 16-21 ID required)

Under 18 £5
Under 11s are free with a full paying adult only

Supporters collecting tickets at the Recreation Ground tomorrow will be able to do so at the Ticket Office on the High Street.


Can’t make the game? Follow live updates through the official Twitter feed, or listen to audio commentary from Dulcet Dave on Ozone.

Audio commentary will be available through the match centre which will appear at the top of the homepage tomorrow morning, with commentary starting 30 minutes before kick-off.

Match report and reaction following the game will appear on