PREVIEW: Havant & Waterlooville

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Justin Edinburgh’s men enter the fixture on the back of FA Trophy Quarter final success at Brackley Town’s St. James Park last weekend. Matt Harrold and Dan Happe notched to see the O’s complete the comeback after falling behind in the first half.

Havant & Waterlooville come in to this weekend’s fixture having earned a point away at FC Halifax Town. The Hawks were unable to capitalise on the red card shown to James Berrett in the first-half, but left Yorkshire with a point.

The last time the two sides met was at The Breyer Group Stadium back in October 2018. That afternoon the O’s scored four goals to go top of the League for the second time of the campaign.


Head Coach Justin Edinburgh said this weekend may come too soon for James Dayton and Josh Koroma.

Josh Coulson made his return to action last weekend against Brackley Town in place of Marvin Ekpiteta who was withdrawn with a facial injury. Thankfully, despite his broken nose, the young centre half is able to continue playing either side of his operation.

Jamie Turley is back in full-training after a minor groin strain which kept him out of action in last weekend’s FA Trophy tie.


Watch episode 29 of The O’s Show featuring Head Coach Justin Edinburgh and duo James Dayton and Josh Coulson here.


Tomorrow’s referee will be Daniel Middleton who will be assisted by Mark Derrien and Shaun Farrer with Dan Bonneywell as the fourth official. Middleton took charge of the O’s on the first day of the season in our 1-1 draw with Salford City. The official has taken charge of 15 National League games this campaign, he has handed out 53 yellow cards, five yellow cards and six penalties thus far.


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