FA CUP PREVIEW: MALDON & TIPTREE (H)

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LEYTON ORIENT WELCOME Maldon & Tiptree to E10, as the O’s kick-off their FA Cup campaign on sunday afternoon (12:45PM KICK-OFF).

Last time out Orient picked up a shootout victory against Brighton U21’s in the Leasing.com Trophy. Gaining two points, the O’s now await the result between Wimbledon and Southend next week to see if they have qualified to the last 32 of the competition. Should the Seasiders win the tie, Orient will progress.

The Jammers come into the game having won 19 of their 20 games this season. Maldon & Tiptree sit 2nd in the Istmian North table winning all eight of their league games, with their only loss coming in the Velocity Trophy against AFC Sudbury.

TEAM NEWS

Sam Ling will be assessed before Sunday’s game as he looks to get back into the O’s squad having missed out in recent weeks with a groin problem.

Conor Wilkinson and Lee Angol are likely to miss out, despite making good steps towards recovery.

Jobi McAnuff remains unavailable for selection as he recovers from an injury of his own.

REF WATCH

  • Referee: Charles Breakspear
  • Assistant Referees: Alasdair Ross and Adrian Tranter
  • Fourth Official: Carl Fitch-Jackson

Breakspear will take charge of his 14th game this season, having officiated 13 matches so far this season in varying competitions.

60 players have received a yellow card and eight men have been sent off under Breakspear’s watch. The man in the middle of it all has awarded just one penalty in the 19/20 football calendar.

The last time the Referee took charge of an O’s game was back in April 2017, when Wycombe came out 2-0 winners. Tom Parkes was sent off that day.

COVERAGE

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Match report and reaction following the game will appear on leytonorient.com.