PREVIEW: Sutton United (H)

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Justin Edinburgh’s men broke the Club record for longest unbeaten start to a season on Tuesday when they thrashed Braintree Town 1-5 at Cressing Road; Macauley Bonne netted a hat-trick while Marvin Ekpiteta and Josh Koroma bolstered the tally.

Sutton United come into the match sat in 7th position, having won eight, drawn once and lost four.

Paul Doswell’s men drew 2-2 with Dover Athletic on Tuesday, Craig Eastmond opening the scoring after just two minutes before Nicky Bailey doubled their advantage. Mitch Brundle pulled one back from the penalty spot before the break and Tim Schmoll headed home an equaliser in the 87th minute.

The U’s finished in 3rd position in the National League last season, losing 2-3 to Boreham Wood in the play-off semi-final.


Head Coach Justin Edinburgh will have a familiar selection headache ahead of the tie, having named an unchanged Starting XI for the past nine matches. However, the return of James Brophy and Sam Ling from injury gives him several options to choose from.

Defender George Elokobi is close to making a return from a hamstring injury he picked up in the 1-1 draw with Ebbsfleet United on August 7, while Matt Harrold will be pushing for a return to the bench having scored twice in E10 this season.


Watch Danny Webb’s thoughts ahead of the Sutton clash – here

The ninth episode of the O’s show can be watched on the Club’s YouTube channel by clicking here.

Episode nine includes:

  • A chat with Assistant Coach Ross Embleton
  • Host Oliver Buck trying a shooting drill delivered by Danny Webb


The referee for tomorrow’s clash is Carl Brook, who is refereeing the O’s for the first time this season. He officiated the visitors’ game against Aldershot Town on August 17, handing out six yellow cards and sending off Jamie Collins for a dangerous challenge. The official took charge of four Orient matches last season, sending off Jake Caprice in the defeat to Torquay United.


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

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

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