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MATCH PREVIEW: Maidstone United (A)

19 October 2018

The O’s face cup action for the first time this season as they make the short trip to Maidstone United tomorrow.

Justin Edinburgh’s men come in to the fixture in good form having tasted defeat only once in the opening 16 games, earning a draw against Hartlepool United last week.

The O's went down to 10-men after Joe Widdowson was sent off early in the second half but that didn't stop the home side from dominating the remaining minutes, although they couldn't break the deadlock.

Harry Wheeler's side have been in a transitional period of sorts, sitting in 20th position having made five signings in the past month.

The Stones lost to AFC Fylde on Saturday, Neil Byrne opening the scoring in 68th minute while Arlen Birch wrapped the game up in the 89th minute.

The two sides last met in the league in August, the O's claiming a well-earned 2-1 win with goals by Josh Koroma and Marvin Ekpiteta.

TEAM NEWS

The O's will have a fairly full squad to choose from, Joe Widdowson will definitely miss out through suspension while Levi Lumeka is ineligible for tomorrow's tie.

VIDEOS

Watch episode 12 of The O’s Show is available to view here. It features

  • An in-depth chat with Head Coach Justin Edinburgh
  • Kent Teague introducing the new 4th kit

REF WATCH

Will Finnie will be in charge of tomorrow's game. He is fresh off refereeing Boreham Wood v Harrogate Town a fortnight ago where he gave four yellow cards. He has given two red cards this campaign, one for Massey of Maidenhead United against Dagenham & Redbridge while Clark received a sending off for Ebbsfleet United v Havant & Waterlooville.

TICKETS

Visit www.onlyoneorient.com to purchase tickets for our next home game against Havant & Waterlooville on October 7, 2018

COVERAGE

Can’t make the game? Follow live updates through the official Twitter feed, or listen to audio commentary from Dave Victor on Ozone.

Audio commentary will be available through the match centre which will appear at the top of the leytonorient.com homepage, with commentary starting 30 minutes before kick-off.


Match report and reaction following the game will appear on leytonorient.com.


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