The O’s women’s team are looking to extend their unbeaten run to five matches when they travel to Enfield Town Ladies in the FA Women’s National League this Sunday.
Orient go into the game sitting fifth in South East Division One with 25 points having won seven, drawn four and lost six of their 17 league games.
Chris Brayford’s side have taken four points from the previous six, winning 2-1 away at Cambridge United Women before sharing the spoils with Ipswich Town Ladies last time out.
Paige Wakefield headed the home side in front on 52 minutes however, Sophie Le Marchand slotted home an equaliser with fifteen minutes remaining.
This unbeaten streak has seen Orient progress to both the Capital and Isthmian Cup finals; they overcame Enfield Town by a single goal in the semi-finals of the latter last Wednesday.
Nearly a fortnight later, the teams are re-united in the league as the battle for a place in the top four continues.
Enfield occupy fourth place in the division having collected 26 points from 16 matches with seven wins, five draws and four defeats.
On Wednesday evening, they travelled to Stevenage Ladies looking to extend their unbeaten run in the league to six matches.
They succeeded with a single goal securing a 1-0 victory which saw them climb above Orient, with just one point separating the sides.
Orient winger Sophie Le Marchand has re-kindled the form which saw her scoop the Player of the Season award during 2017-18. She has netted in each of her last three games, including the winning goal against Enfield in the Isthmian Cup semi-final. Le Marchand will be hoping to continue this impressive scoring streak for the remainder of the campaign.
As for Enfield, Eliza Diaz scored in two consecutive games during February. She netted during the 2-2 draw with Billericay Town Ladies, after helping her side to a 3-1 victory over Ipswich Town Ladies one week earlier. Diaz and her team mates will be keen to make amends for their cup defeat and create daylight between themselves and the O’s.
A Look at the Stats
- Orient are the only team to have beaten Enfield in their seven matches in 2019.
- The O’s have scored in each of their last five games.
- They have one clean sheet from the past seven matches; this came against Enfield.
- Enfield are unbeaten in league competition in 2019 (W2 D4)
- Town have scored in four of those six matches.
- They have kept three clean sheets since the turn of the year.
Orient travelled to Enfield last Wednesday for the Isthmian Cup semi-final where they emerged 1-0 victors on the night.
After a hard-fought contest, Sophie Le Marchand’s looping header from Hayley Barton’s pin-point free-kick booked the O’s place in the final on 17th April.
Ahead of the game, skipper Danielle Griffiths praised the O’s recent form:
“We are looking to continue our unbeaten run this week against Enfield. Having just competed against them in the cup semi-final, we know that they will be physical and difficult to break down. However, we are finding ways to get results from games which is very positive and will hopefully carry through to this Sunday.”
Coming to the Game?
If you are making the trip to North London, the match takes place this Sunday 10th March at the QE Stadium, Donkey Lane, Off Carterhatch Lane, Enfield, EN1 3PL with kick-off at 14.00.