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Preview: Leyton Orient

23 December 2016

Match Previews

Preview: Leyton Orient

23 December 2016

A look ahead to the Boxing Day action at Brisbane Road

Crawley Town travel to Leyton Orient on Boxing Day (1pm) looking to make it three League 2 wins in a row for the first time this season.


Last time out, Reds were convincing 3-1 winners at home to Newport County with goals from James Collins, Josh Yorwerth and Jimmy Smith capping a memorable afternoon.


of the side for sticking to their footballing principles – and he will no doubt be looking for more of the same on Monday. emphasised how proud he wasAfter the game, Dermot Drummy


to watch Dermot Drummy preview the game.hereClick


The Opposition:


The O’s have endured a tough start to the season and have won just three of their last ten matches in all competitions.


Those three victories have come in the league against Hartlepool United, Colchester United and Accrington Stanley. They have won only two games at home in the League this season.


A goal in the second half from Jay Simpson was enough to give Andy Edwards’ side three points to keep them out of the relegation zone in their last home outing against ten-man Stanley.


Former youth coach Edwards took over after Alberto Cavasin was relieved of his duties at the end of November with his side above the drop zone only on goal difference and is confident of leading Orient up the table in the second half of the season.


The History:


The last time the two sides met was in February with the O’s running out 2-0 winners on home soil. A goal in either half from Armand Gnanduillet gave them all three points.


The meeting at the Checkatrade Stadium earlier last season had ended in a 3-2 win for the Reds with Roarie Deacon, Mitch Hancox and Simon Walton’s penalty cancelling out a Jay Simpson double.


The Reds have a good record against the East London side over the years – they have won six out of the eight matches we have played in the  League including four wins at home and two at Brisbane Road. There has never been a draw in the League between the clubs.


Match Officials:


here.Trevor Kettle will take charge of the Boxing Day clash. All the details on his assistants and his previous Crawley appointments can be found


Ticket Details:


Advance sales closed at 12.30pm on Friday but you can pay on the day.


Matchday prices- Adults £24, Concessions (Over-65s, Students with valid NUS, Armed Forces, Unemployed with proof of benefit receipt) £16, Under-18s £5.


Wheelchair users and carers should call 0871 310 1883 to book their space. 


Follow it live:


Exclusive commentary on Monday’s game will be onReds Player HDwith John Barnett and Bruce Talbot.


You can follow all of the action across our social media channels. Minute by minute updates will be available via the club’s official Twitter account – with half time and full time updates on our Facebook page.


Reds fans can also go behind the scenes with our Instagram and Snapchat accounts.


After the game a full match report will be available on the official website and post-match reaction will be on YouTube andReds Player HD.

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