All the facts you need, ahead of our trip to the Matchroom Stadium...
After another late goal sank Newport to defeat on Tuesday evening, Warren Feeney’s side head away from Rodney Parade for the first time this season as they travel to London to take on Leyton Orient.
Looking at the home side
Similarly to Newport, Leyton Orient are without a win so far in the campaign after drawing 1-1 away to newly promoted Cheltenham Town last Saturday, before losing to Fulham by three goals to two on Tuesday night. Their strikers have had early joy finding the net with Paul McCullum scoring both of their goals in midweek, with Gavin Massey finding the net last weekend.
Form Guide (all competitions)
Newport County – L L
Leyton Orient – DL
By car: Exit the M25 at Junction 27 and follow signs to ‘London (NE) M11’ on the M11 Southbound. After 7 miles bear right onto the North Circular Road and keep in the left hand lanes taking the first exit signposted Walthamstow and City A104. At roundabout turn left into Woodford New Road A104 and at the next roundabout take the second exit, following the road round to the left towards the BP garage. After half a mile turn left at the traffic lights just after the Esso garage into Leyton Green Road (signposted Leyton, Stratford), filter left and then turn left at the T-junction into Leyton High Road. The ground is down side streets on the right hand side after a mile. Journey Time 3 hours approximately.
By train: The nearest tube station to the ground is Leyton on the Central Line or Leyton Midland Road on the overground. A train to Paddington allows you to take the Bakerloo line to Oxford Circus before catching the central line up to Leyton. Trains leave Newport at 33 minutes past the hour and the journey to Paddington takes two hours. For the returning train tube services are regular and trains back to Newport leave Paddington at quarter to the hour and on the hour.
Mark Randall – 5 appearances for 125 career appearances
Jon Parkin – 4 goals for 175 career goals
Lenell John-Lewis – 1 goal for 50 career goals
Tom Owen-Evans – 5 appearance for 25 career appearances
Leyton Orient’s record against County
Played 2 Won 2 Drawn 0 Lost 0 Goals For 4 Goals Against 2
Tuesday 26th January 2016: Leyton Orient 1 – 0 Newport County
Saturday 22nd August 2015: Newport County 2 – 3 Leyton Orient (Boden 41’, Byrne 42’)
A late penalty from Jay Simpson gave Leyton Orient the victory and the double over County last season after Darren Jones bought down Jobi McAnuff in the area, and Simpson made no mistake of slotting away the spot kick past Mitchell Beeney. The result left County in 20th position, 4 points above the drop zone.
Last Time Out
County let a two goal lead slip against MK Dons when yet another late goal meant defeat for the Exiles who are now out of the League Cup. Mark Randall and Marlon Jackson both scored for Newport before MK Dons could reply, but three goals in the final half an hour for the League One side ensured that it was Newport who left the ground disappointed at full time.
The Man in Charge
Michael Salisbury is in charge for this fixture with his assistants Paul Kelly and John Law, the fourth official is John Flynn. Salisbury has only had one season on the list after taking charge of National League games last year and therefore has never refereed either Newport or Leyton Orient before. In 20 games last season he handed out 25 yellow cards and 3 red cards.
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