Head Coach Justin Edinburgh oversaw a mid-week comeback to defeat Eastleigh 3-2 in-front of a jubilant crowd at The Breyer Group Stadium.
Josh Koroma pulled us level after Paul McCallum’s early goal put Eastleigh ahead, but the former Orient forward struck again in the first half to see us go in behind at the break.
A wonderful four minutes saw Macauley Bonne notch his 23rd goal in all competitions with a superb finish before Sam Ling’s cross was turned in by James Brophy, five yards from goal to see the O’s complete an impressive come-back and return back to the top of the league.
Sutton will be looking make it back-to-back wins after they saw off Boreham Wood at Meadow Park last weekend.
Harry Beautyman and Craig Eastmond both scored as Sutton remained in ninth place, currently on 64 points.
Our last meeting came at The Breyer Group Stadium back in September when the visitors inflicted our first defeat of the season after 14 games through Jonah Ayunga’s solo strike.
Alex Lawless suffered with dizziness after a clash of heads and is likely to miss out this weekend.
Jamie Turley is back in training and may feature in the travelling squad while Jobi McAnuff will have to be assessed for fitness ahead of tomorrow.
The Club have sold 1219 tickets ahead of tomorrow’s clash. The remaining 421 tickets will be on sale at the away turnstile prior to kick-off. The turnstile is cash only.
MAN IN THE MIDDLE
Tomorrow’s referee will be Daniel Middleton, assisted by Jonathon Block, Abigail Byrne and Christopher Myatt. Middleton has taken charge of the O’s on two occasions, the first was on the opening day of the season at Salford and the second came in our away fixture at Havant & Waterlooville. So far this term, he had handed out 61 yellow cards, 5 red cards and 6 penalties in 18 National League appearances.
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