PREVIEW: Havant & Waterlooville (H)

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Justin Edinburgh’s men enter the fixture in good league form, but on the back of an FA Cup defeat against Maidstone United.

Goals from former O Blair Turgott and former Dagger Elliott Romains saw Orient fall at the first hurdle in the cup.

Lee Bradbury’s men have endured a tough start to the season and have recently been defeated in three of their last five league matches.

The Hawks were also on the end of an FA Cup defeat last time out, when a single Met Police goals was enough to see the Isthmian Premier Division side through.

Tomorrow’s meeting will be the first between the two sides as the Hawks sit in 21st with 11 points, while the O’s are third with 33 points on the board.


The O’s will have a near full squad to select from apart from full-back Joe Widdowson who will serve the second of his three-game suspension. James Dayton and George Elokobi will be available for selection, although the latter has struggled with flu over the past week.


Watch episode 13 of The O’s Show here, it features:

  • Meeting the cast of ‘The Greater Game’
  • Head Coach Justin Edinburgh previews this weekend’s game against Havant & Waterlooville here.


Martin Woods will take charge of this afternoon’s fixture, assisted by Dan Bonneywell and Shaun Farrer with Jack Fagg as the fourth official. Woods is taking charge of his ninth National League game this afternoon, but first at the Breyer Group Stadium. The official has handed out 26 yellow cards and two penalties so far this season.


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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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