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Proud record against the O's

24 February 2016

Reds looking to make it seven League wins out of eight on Saturday

Reds will be looking to maintain one of our best records against Football League opponents when we visit Leyton Orient on Saturday.


There have been seven previous meetings between the two clubs and Crawley have won six of them.


We first met in competitive action in League One in September 2012 when a goal from on-loan striker Nicky Ajose secured a 1-0 win in front of a crowd of 4,287.


Our team that day was: P. Jones, Hunt, McFadzean, Davis (sub: Cooper 52), Sadler; Adams, Akpan, Simpson, Clarke (M. Jones 69); Ajose (Forte 82), Alexander.


minute to seal another 1-0 victory.thOur first visit to the Matchroom Stadium in February 2013 was settled by a single goal from Billy Clarke in the 11


Crawley did the double over the O’s again the following season.


John Gregory’s first win as Reds’ boss came at Orient in December 2013 when goals from Gary Alexander, Andy Drury and Nicky Adams helped us to a 3-2 win with Moses Odubajo and Marvin Bartley on target for the O’s in front of 4,855.


minute. Orient went on to lose in the play-off final to Steve Evans’ Rotherham.thThe teams met again on Good Friday and Reds were 2-1 winners in front of 4,387. Gwion Edwards scored his first Crawley goal and although Chris Dagnall equalised before the break, Andy Drury grabbed the winner in the 70


Orient finally tasted victory against Crawley on Boxing Day 2014, in what was Gregory’s final game in charge. Jimmy Smith equalised early on to score his first Reds’ goal against one of his former clubs but Orient ran out 4-1 winners.


Our team that day was: Jensen; Bawling (sub: Young 75), Walsh, Leacock (O’Connor 80), Dickson; Edwards, Elliott, Henderson, Smith; Harrold, Miller (Tomlin 65).


-minute penalty proved the difference in a 1-0 success.rdReds gained revenge last March when Izale McLeod’s 33


And earlier this season we triumphed 3-2 at home, coming from behind thanks to goals from Roarie Deacon, Mitch Hancox and Simon Walton’s penalty. Orient played with ten men for the second half after Alan Dunne was sent off.


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