Orient will be looking to extend their unbeaten start to the season to six games on Sunday. The O’s head to West London to take on Actonians knowing that a third consecutive win could be enough to take them top of the league.
Last Time Out
Orient made light work of Stevenage last weekend, running out 3-1 winners at the County Ground in Letchworth. Striker Otesha Charles bagged two either side of Connie Montiel-McCann’s superb curling effort, to ensure a comfortable victory for the O’s. Amy Makewell bagged a late consolation for the hosts, but it proved to be inconsequential as Chris Brayford’s side picked up their fourth victory of the season.
View on the Opposition
Actonians league form has a certain symmetry about it so far, with them winning two and losing two of their four league games.
On opening day, they turned around a 1-0 half time deficit to run out 2-1 winners away at Stevenage. Following that, a 2-0 League Cup victory at home to Wimbledon was sandwiched in between two 3-2 defeats to Basildon and Ipswich respectively. Before they defeated Cambridge United 3-1 last weekend at Rectory Park.
Caroline Bisson will be one for Orient to look out for on Sunday. With 4 goals in her first 5 starts, she’ll be keen to add to her tally this weekend against the O’s.
The two league meetings between these two sides last season were both high scoring affairs. Back in October the O’s ran out 3-2 winners over this weekend’s opposition at the Mile End Stadium. A brace from Hayley Barton and a late strike from Tara O’Halloran ensured Orient picked up all three points on that occasion. Then in the reverse fixture in April, the points were shared with the two sides engaging in a six goal thriller.
Though, arguably the most important meeting between the two sides last season was May’s County Cup Final. A solitary Jessica Byrne goal was enough to deny Orient a famous cup double that night at Hanwell Town. The result will surely still be a sore point of contention for the O’s players that were involved, which could mean their keen to make amends this Sunday.
Coming to the Game?
The game is a 2pm kick off this Sunday September 22nd at Rectory Park, Northolt, UB5 5FA.