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PREVIEW: Forest Green Rovers (A)

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 Off the back of their recent 4-0 victory over Bolton Wanderers, the O’s will look to continue their unbeaten streak as they travel to Forest Green Rovers on Tuesday night.

Orient’s Halloween performance on Saturday certainly didn’t disappoint, with two curling free kick’s from Jobi McAnuff and Conor Wilkinson as well as a stunning strike from Craig Clay.

After picking up the first league victory of the season at the Breyer Group Stadium, the O’s are now unbeaten in four and will look to continue this record against Forest Green Rovers.


 Ross Embleton’s men return to familiar territory on Tuesday evening, with Orient’s Carabao Cup victory at the beginning of the season still remains fresh in the memory.

On that occasion, the O’s recorded a 2-1 victory at The New Lawn, with two second-half goals from Danny Johnson and then Wilkinson’s solo effort to secure a first-round cup triumph.

Nevertheless, since this defeat to the O’s, Forest Green Rovers have amassed an incredible run of results.

The Rovers kickstarted their league campaign by going on a six-game unbeaten streak, which came to an end following a 1-0 defeat to Colchester United.

Furthermore, with Mark Cooper’s side sitting in sixth, the Rovers can credit a large amount of their recent success to the likes of Jamille Matt and Carl Winchester.

The former has been a key part of Forest Green Rover’s attack this season, as the 31-year-old has converted five goals in ten appearances. In addition to this, Matt averages 2.5 shots per game and has also contributed with an assist in his Man of the Match performance against Morecambe.

In a more all-round sense, Carl Winchester has become one of Forest Green Rover’s go-to men. The defensive midfielder leads in tackling statistics amongst his Rovers’ counterparts but has also chipped in attack, as he’s converted twice so far this campaign.

While the O’s were running rampant at the Breyer Group Stadium on Saturday, Tuesday’s opponents suffered a 2-1 defeat to Cheltenham. Although Aaron Collins managed to convert from the penalty spot in the 73rd minute, it was too little, too late for the Rovers.

Following his side’s defeat, Mark Cooper provided an honest assessment of his team.

“We wasted sixty minutes of the game,” Cooper told the club media.


Following Saturday’s victory and what Ross Embleton described as a performance he was “extremely proud” of, the Head Coach also looked ahead to Tuesday’s trip to Forest Green Rovers.


It was a certainly a performance to remember for Conor Wilkinson on Saturday afternoon, as he converted a spectacular effort against his former side. Following the game, Wilkinson spoke to the media regarding his side’s performance and our next fixture. 


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