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After a six-month break, LOWFC finally get their season underway this weekend as they take on Kent Football United at Mile End Stadium.

The O’s will be looking to push on even further this campaign, having been situated in the upper reaches of the WNL Division One SE table when the F.A made the decision to null and void the league in March.

From the Dugout

As has been the case for teams up and down the country, Orient’s pre-season has been a disrupted one. Despite the difficulties faced by the current restrictions in place, boss Chris Brayford has looked to his improve his side’s fitness over the off season by launching specialist condition sessions alongside regular training, which he’ll be hoping will pay off as the games come thick and fast over the coming weeks.

Understandably given the lengthy break, Brayford is delighted for his side to be back in competitive action this weekend and is confident his side will be ready and raring to go.

“It has been a challenging time for everyone and there has been a lot for people to manage. For example, trying to forge a path through the disruption as well as keeping focus on the importance of appropriately mitigating risks.

Hopefully getting back to playing competitive games will be part of a gradual return to normality, and not just from a football perspective. We’re looking forward to the start of the season and hope it will be a great one.”

Previous Meeting

Orient will be looking to replicate the result of the last time they took on KFU this weekend. On a desperately cold evening at the Glentworth Sports Ground back in November, a quickfire double from Egle Trezzi and Fran Ali, added to Ellie Stenning’s opener to ensure a 3-2 victory for the O’s.

How to Follow

Unfortunately, this match will be played behind closed doors, but supporters can keep track of the action via our Twitter feed @OrientWFC Also, check back to leytonorient.com for plenty of post-match reaction.