LOWFC Preview: Phoenix Sports (A)

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Following their F.A Cup exit at the weekend, Orient will be looking to bounce back on Thursday night as they travel to Phoenix Sports in the Isthmian Cup.

The O’s are the current holders of this trophy and will be looking to progress further after defeating Burgess Hill Town 14-0 in the last round.

Last Time Out

Despite taking an early lead through Allison McCann, the O’s were knocked out of the F.A Cup at the second round stage by a clinical Portsmouth side from the division above.

In tough conditions at the PMC Stadium, McCann showed great composure to round the keeper and give her side the lead in the 7th minute.

However, that was as good as it got for Chris Brayford’s side as they conceded four goals in the first half, then two more in the second on their way to a 6-1 defeat.

Opposition View

Phoenix Sports ply their trade in the SECWFL Premier League. They currently sit 3rd in that division, having won four and lost one of their five games played so far.

Their most recent result saw them beat Lewes FC Foundation 3-0 on Sunday. Goals from Grace Laverick, Lia Skingley and Nikki-Precious Lopo ensured Phoenix defeated the side who sit immediately above them in the SECWFL Premier League.

Phoenix have played opposition from Orient’s division already this season, losing out 8-2 away at AFC Basildon in the F.A Cup.

Laverick and Skingley are their side’s joint top scorers this season, with eight goals each and they’ll be looking to add to their total against the O’s on Thursday night.

Coming to the Game?

The match takes place this Thursday 12th December at the Mayplace Ground, Bexleyheath, DA7 6JT. Kick-off is scheduled for 8pm.