LOWFC PREVIEW: LEYTON ORIENT V AFC WIMBLEDON

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After picking up their first loss of the season last weekend, Orient will be looking to bounce back when they host AFC Wimbledon at Mile End Stadium on Sunday.

Last Time Out

The O’s suffered a 3-1 defeat to Enfield Town at the QE Stadium last weekend. Chris Brayford’s side fell behind to a Beau Parker strike in the 19th minute but responded well to equalize before half time through Nyara Denny.

The contest was an evenly matched one and it looked to be heading for a draw, only for the Towners to net twice in the final ten minutes to seal all three points and hand Orient their first defeat of the new season.

The Opposition

AFC Wimbledon have made an unbeaten start to the new campaign, winning two and drawing one of their opening three games.

A 96th minute winner from Jessica Lewry on opening day saw them defeat Enfield Town 3-2 at the War Memorial Stadium in Carshalton. Lewry bagged another as the Dons followed that up with an emphatic 5-0 victory away at Stevenage last weekend. Their first dropped points of the season came on Wednesday night as they drew 2-2 at home with Kent Football United.

Previous Meeting

The two sides last met back in October 2019. A single Helen Ogle goal was the difference between the two sides on that occasion, as Orient’s impressive unbeaten start to the campaign came to an end in South London.

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  and catch all of the post-match reaction over at leytonorient.com.

Upcoming Fixtures

Orient’s next game in front of a crowd will be next weekend’s league fixture at Stevenage. While all eyes will be on the F.A website on Monday as Orient learn their opponents for the Second Qualifying Round of the F.A Cup, with that tie set to be played on October 18th.