LOWFC Preview: Cambridge United (A)

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The O’s return to league action this Sunday as they take on Cambridge United at the Premier Plus Stadium. Orient currently sit 4th in the WNL Division One South East, however a win this weekend could see them move up to 2nd and close the gap on league leaders Ipswich.

 

Last Time Out

Thursday’s cup tie with Phoenix Sports unfortunately had to be postponed due to the weather meaning that this will be Orient’s first fixture since their disappointing F.A Cup exit last weekend.

Despite taking an early lead through Allison McCann, the O’s were soundly beaten 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

Cambridge United sit second from bottom in the WNL Division One South East, having won one, drawn two and lost seven of their league fixtures thus far.

The U’s are currently on a run of four consecutive defeats in all competitions, with their last win coming in September against Kent Football United.

Kelley Blanchflower and Mollie Coupar are their sides joint top scorers with four each this term and they’ll be the ones the O’s will have to be wary of on Sunday.

Previous Meetings

The two sides last met back in late August in the WNL Cup. Orient progressed to the next round that day after edging out the U’s 4-3 in a thrilling game at the Mile End Stadium.

The O’s thought that a wonder strike from Michelle Young and a brace from Otesha Charles had done enough to earn them the win inside the 90 minutes, but they were dealt a body blow deep into added time when Cambridge levelled through Mollie Coupar.

However, that setback didn’t deter them, and they managed to find a winner late on in extra time when substitute, Ellie Stenning headed home from a corner.

Coming to the Game?

The match takes place this Sunday 15th December at the Premier Plus Stadium, PE19 6SL. Kick off is scheduled for 2pm.