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PREVIEW: LEYTON ORIENT

26 January 2016

All the details you need to know, ahead of Tuesday's visit to the Matchroom Stadium...

Looking at the home side

Leyton Orient are only two points off the playoff places going into this fixture after they beat fellow playoff challenges Wycombe Wanderers on Saturday by two goals to nil to give new player-manager Kevin Nolan a winning start to his time at the club. 

They have a few goal threats, although one player stands out above all others. Jay Simpson has 21 goals in the league this season and the O’s will certainly be looking to him to find the back of the Newport County net on Tuesday night. They will also be targeting this fixture as a good opportunity to pick up some points with tough fixtures against Portsmouth and Northampton Town coming up in the next few weeks for them before Valentines Day.


Getting there

By car: Leave the M25 at Junction 27 and take the M11 towards London and at the end of the motorway keep in the right hand lane following signs for the North Circular A406W. When the roads merge at the bottom of the flyover get into the left hand lane for the A104. At the roundabout turn left onto the A104 towards Leytonstone and at the next roundabout take the second exit towards Walthamstow and Leyton. Turn left at the traffic lights onto Leyton Green Road which is signposted Leyton Leisure Lagoon and Lea Valley Sports. Continue along the road and as you reach a large elevated block of flats on the right turn left into a short slip road that runs past the bus garage and then left into Leyton High Road. Continue along the road passing the Leyton Midland Road overground station and a after passing a jet garage the road bears to the left and the ground is on the right. There is street parking available.

By train: Take the service from Newport to London Paddington and then get on the underground to Liverpool Street before then getting on the Central line to Leyton. The return journey is also easy as the trains run regularly via the underground back to London Paddington however there is only one train from Paddington back to Newport which leaves London at 23:30 and arrives in Newport just before quarter past two in the morning. 


Form Guide

Leyton Orient – WD D D DWLDLW     14 points

Newport County – D D DWLDL LWD    11 points


Upcoming Milestones

Scott Barrow – 4 appearances for 175 professional appearances

Matt Taylor – 2 goals for 25 professional goals

Medy Elito – 2 goals for 25 professional goals

Joe Day – 4 appearances for 125 professional appearances


Leyton Orient’s record against County

Played 1 Won 1 Drawn 0 Lost 0 Goals For 3 Goals Against 2

Saturday 22nd August 2015 Newport County 2 – 3 Leyton Orient (Boden 41’, Byrne 42’)


Last meeting

Two early goals for the visitors was always going to make the task difficult for Newport County to get anything out of the game but after two goals inside two minutes from Scott Boden and Mark Byrne, the teams were level at half time and it looked as though Newport could be on for only their second league point of the season. Unfortunately Dean Cox’s goal a minute before the hour mark gave the visitors the lead and they were able to hold on and maintain their 100% start to the campaign whilst the Exiles were still in the relegation zone.


Last Time Out

After going two behind in the first six minutes of the game, Newport were able to fight back and record a 2-2 draw with fellow relegation battlers Dagenham and Redbridge thanks to two goals from two debutants in John-Christophe Ayina and Conor Wilkinson, who both scored in the final fifteen minutes of the game to rescue a point and keep the gap between themselves and the bottom two at four points.


The man in charge

Andy Davies is the referee for this fixture with his assistants Robert Whitton and Lee Venamore, the fourth official is Dean Treleaven. This is Davies’ fourth season on the list and he has already taken charge of the Exiles this season in their 1-0 defeat away at Plymouth Argyle in August. 

Last season he travelled to Rodney Parade and handed Mansfield Town three yellow cards in their 1-0 victory over County in March when Reggie Lambe snuck the ball into the corner of the net with just a few minutes remaining. He was in charge for the reverse fixture in the 2013/14 season when Mansfield ran out 2-1 winners over Newport at Field Mill and he saw Newport beat Braintree in the FA Cup 1st round when a Robbie Willmott goal on the stroke of half time was enough to see County through to the second round. 


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