Up And Down Season Sees Consolidation For O’s

23 April 2018

Leyton Orient will take on Maidenhead United at Brisbane Road safe in the knowledge that both teams from the south will be competing in the National league next season.

The kick off time at Brisbane Road will be 7.45pm UK time (8.45pm CET and Malta time) with the outlook looking fair on the weather front.

On Saturday the O’s saw off welsh side Wrexham 1-0 at Brisbane Road to ruin almost any chance Wrexham had of making the play offs.  A massive dent to Wrexham’s hopes the away side knew nothing less than a draw would keep them in contention for promotion via the play offs as they only have a single game in the National League left to play.

Leyton Orient move up to 13th with the win, whilst Wrexham drop to 10th with 69 points below Dover and Ebbsfleet in 7th and 8th respectively with 70 points and have the same points as 9th placed Bromley with 69 with a worse goal difference however Bromley and Ebbsfleet both have 2 games to play. To say Wrexham need other scores to go their way is a massive understatement and on this showing where Wrexham failed to create any clear cut chances at all against Orient they are destined to be in the National league with the O’s next season.

It could have been game set and match to the O’s in the first half as super striker Macauley Bonne’s header after half an hour gave the hosts a deserved lead, Jobi McAnuff and Josh Koroma missing earlier chances that could have demolished the away side. Orient were solid, dogged and determined and 13th place is exactly what was needed this season, a campaign of consolidation and Justin Edinburgh the O’s manager since December has bought that bite and solidity with him to the side.

Tuesday’s opponents Maidenhead Town come to Brisbane Road for this rearranged fixture following the cancellation of the game on Easter Monday in east London due to a waterlogged pitch. An early header from Macauley Bonne was enough to give Leyton Orient a 1-0 National League win at Maidenhead to end the hosts’ four-match unbeaten run on 28th August 2017 in the corresponding fixture.

Ex West Ham favourite Alan Devonshire is the man in charge for the visitors and he will be looking to buoy his team after Maidenhead’s National League clash with Dagenham & Redbridge on Saturday saw them lose to a cheeky goal. A Michael Cheek goal to be exact who scored the only goal of the game.

Maidenhead are in 12th just one place and one point above the O’s with Orient having a far superior goal difference. Both teams in reality have little to play for except pride and possibly outdoing each other in the table standings so a draw could be a sufficient result for both top class managers.

At the bottom of the National League Torquay United, Chester and Guiseley have all been demoted with the last relegation place between Woking and Barrow. Macclesfield Town have been promoted to League 2 as Champions with Tranmere Rovers in the play offs.

Current Facts:

Maidenhead’s defeat on Saturday followed 3 straight victories.

Orient are currently consistently inconsistent with the last four games Win – Draw – Loss – Win

Maidenhead have conceded 10 more goals this campaign than the O’s.

The two teams have only ever played each other once, in August as the O’s ran out 1-0 victors.

Macauley Bonne is top scorer for Orient with 21 goals.

Harry Pritchard leads the way for Maidenhead with 13 goals.

Both teams are safe in mid table and will play each other twice next season.

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