The league table might not indicate it, but the O’s come into this game in their best form of the season. Wins against Stevenage and Newport County, plus a good point against promotion-chasing Northampton is great reward for some excellent recent performances. Ross Embleton’s men are playing good football and will be looking for another three points on Saturday.
Watching League 2 football means you could be watching some of the stars of the future. Steven Alzate (Brighton & Hove Albion) and Michael Obafemi (Southampton) are the latest ex-O’s to be gracing the Premier League, whilst remember Tottenham and England captain Harry Kane also made his professional debut on loan at the O’s. After two heroes from last season’s title-winning squad, Macauley Bonne and Josh Koroma, earned moves to Championship clubs last summer, this season it’s the turn of the next crop of homegrown youngsters to impress with Dan Happe, Hector Kyprianou and particularly Ruel Sotiriou all catching the eye.
Here at The Breyer Group Stadium you’re close to the action. There’s no being sat miles back or in an upper tier peering down at players wishing you had binoculars. At Leyton Orient you’ll be close to the pitch wherever you sit meaning you can really feel involved in the game.
Plus unlike many modern football stadiums, each stand here has a different feel and different characteristics that combine for a great mixture of the old and new. The Green Inc East Stand dates back to 1956 and gives fans sitting here a real sense of the history of the O’s, whilst the Qualiteach Community Stand is perfect for children and will allow you to sit with plenty of other young families. The Q2W Tommy Johnston South Stand offers superb views from a raised position and houses a friendly supporters bar underneath, accessible pre-match and at half-time, whilst the more modern Justin Edinburgh Stand offers the best facilities in the ground and houses our corporate hospitality.
Leyton Orient is a friendly family football club and whether you speak to a player, staff member or fellow fan, you’ll get a warm welcome at the Breyer Group Stadium.
Before the game, enjoy the atmosphere of the Supporters’ Club (£1 entry for non-members) or visit our Club Superstore and grab yourself some great O’s merchandise at bargain prices. Inside the stadium you can enjoy our extensive catering menu whilst youngsters from both teams help read the team news out over the stadium PA. We also provide ‘My First Visit’ certificates for young first time fans and deliver them personally. Finally watch out for our cheeky mascot, Theo the Wyvern who gives hi-fives to young fans and poses for photos before the game and then watches the match from beside the pitch.
Then after the game, come up to the Legends’ Lounge to enjoy a post-match drink with fellow fans. If you’re lucky, you may even meet some of the players.
What else can Under-18s do for £1 on a Saturday afternoon in London? Whether it’s a trip to the cinema or bowling alley, heading out for lunch or going around the shops, it’s doubtful you’ll be getting much change from £20 (if any).
Instead you could potentially be having a great afternoon at Leyton Orient for just £1.
Purchase your tickets for Saturday’s game online at www.onlyoneorient.com, in-person at the Club Superstore (open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm) or by telephone on 0208 8926 1010. We can’t wait to see you here!
*offer excludes the Legends’ Lounge and hospitality