Leyton Orient will travel to the Valley to kick-off the 2012/2013 season. The O’s were drawn against the newly promoted Championship side in the opening round of the League Cup, which is now sponsored by Capital One.
Charlton performed well last season, winning the League One title with 101 points and they claimed a two-nil victory over Russell Slade’s side at home in March. However, Orient did manage to beat the Addicks at Brisbane Road on New Year’s Eve, thanks to a goal from former Charlton man Matthew Spring. The O’s have lost three of the last five games against Charlton, but they were victorious at the Valley in January 2010 live on Sky.
Orient made it to the third round of the League Cup last term, defeating rivals Southend and Bristol Rovers, before losing away at Ewood park to then Premier League side Blackburn Rovers. The O’s made a good account of themselves, only losing by a narrow margin of 3 goals to 2.
Since the League Cup began in 1960, Leyton Orient have been drawn against Charlton three times, with the O’s progressing in the competition on two occasions at the Addicks’ expense. The last time the two sides met in the League Cup was in September 1990. The match ended in a two all draw, taking the tie to a replay at Brisbane Road where Orient won by a single goal, sending the O’s through 3-2 on aggregate.