Leyton Orient will be hoping to make it three wins in a row when they host Maidenhead United. Here we preview Monday’s game:
On Friday, Orient defeated struggling Guiseley by three goals to one.
Early in the second half, the hosts were reduced to ten men after goalkeeper Luke Coddington brought Macauley Bonne down outside the box in a one-on-one.
Jobi McAnuff stepped up for the free-kick that followed and curled the ball into the net to make it 0-1.
The experienced midfielder then doubled his and Orient’s tally with a driven low shot that found the corner of the Guiseley goal.
The home side pulled a goal back a minute later in bizarre fashion. Joe Widdowson passed the ball back to Dean Brill but the ball bobbled which meant that Brill missed his kick and the ball rolled into the O’s net.
However, Orient sealed the win in stoppage time. Brophy did well to beat his man, get to the byline and pick out David Mooney, who slotted the ball into the net from close range.
Ling Coulson Elokobi Widdowson
McAnuff Adams Clay Brophy
Janata, Ekpiteta, Judd, Koroma (Adams 76′), Mooney (Holman 60′)
Charlie Grainger missed the trip to Nethermoor Park on Friday due to the birth of his child, however, he is set to be back in the squad to face Maidenhead.
Alex Lawless has been struggling with a hip problem that makes him a doubt for today’s game.
Charlie Lee is still working towards a return from his serious knee injury.
Matt Harrold is on the sidelines due to the hamstring injury that he suffered against Woking. James Dayton is also out of action with a calf injury.
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Maidenhead United are currently in 15th place in the National League on 49 points, just one point behind the O’s.
On Friday, Maidenhead hosted Sutton United, but the match was abandoned after 45 minutes as the pitch had become unplayable.
Harry Pritchard gave the Magpies the lead after just six minutes, however, five minutes later Craig Eastmond equalised for Sutton.
Jake Hyde restored the lead for Alan Devonshire’s Maidenhead on the half hour, but the visitors struck back with two goals in the space of five minutes before the break.
Simon Walton made it 2-2 and Louis John put Sutton 2-3 up before the match was called off.
Pentney, Clerima, Steer, Odametey, Massey, Marks, Hyde, Barratt, Pritchard, Upward, Goodman
Owusu, Clifton, Kilman, Peters, Smith
Orient won the first league meeting between the two sides back in August.
Macauley Bonne scored the only goal of the game after six minutes. James Dayton used his skill to work the space for a cross from the right flank and Bonne beat his marker to nod the ball past Carl Pentney and into the far corner of the Maidenhead goal.
Paul Evans & Abigail Marriott