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Preview: Leyton Orient

24 March 2017

Match Previews

Preview: Leyton Orient

24 March 2017

A look ahead to Saturday's game against the O's

Reds host Leyton Orient on Saturday (3pm) looking to build on last weekend's point away to Grimsby Town.


The 1-1 draw against the Mariners was a contest which Reds should have won so they should go into their next game with plenty of confidence.


The visitors sit at the foot of the League 2 table ahead and fell to a 4-1 defeat to league leaders Doncaster Rovers last Saturday.




to read from Dermot Drummy and watch what the Head Coach had to say ahead of the game.hereClick


The Opposition:


The O’s sit bottom of the Football League after a turbulent season both on and off the field.


Four managers have occupied the Brisbane Road hot seat since the start of the campaign – Andy Hessenthaler, Alberto Cavasin, Andy Edwards and now Danny Webb but unrest off the pitch has essentially made the job a thankless task. On Monday, the club survived a winding-up order in the High Court.


Since Webb was promoted from the academy their two most impressive results have been the 3-2 away win to Plymouth Argyle and a 4-0 triumph away at fellow strugglers Newport County.


But those two victories represent their only successes of 2017 and avoiding relegation looks a tall order with eight games to go.


The Previous Meetings:


The reverse fixture between the two sides ended in a 3-2 win for the O’s at Brisbane Road on Boxing Day.


The Reds trailed 3-0 at the break after a poor first half and despite an own goal from Teddy Mezague and an Enzio Boldewijn strike in the second period it was the hosts who came out on top.


The record between the two sides since the first meeting in 2012 reads well for Reds fans. We have won all four matches played at the Checkatrade Stadium and six out of the nine fixtures between the clubs in the League.


The most recent of those was during the 2015/16 season in October when goals from Roarie Deacon, Mitch Hancox and Simon Walton gave Mark Yates’ men a 3-2 win despite a brace from Jay Simpson.


In the 2014-15 season Dean Cox opened the scoring as the O’s picked up a 4-1 win over the Reds at Brisbane Road with  captain Jimmy Smith  on the scoresheet for Crawley. In the return fixture in March Crawley won 1-0. We also beat Orient 1-0 in September 2012 and 2-1 in April 2014.


The Officials:


Trevor Kettle will take charge of Saturday’s game – he was also the referee for the meeting at Brisbane Road on Boxing Day.


here.Read more on his previous appointments and his assistants for the afternoon


The Ticket Details:


for a full breakdown of ticket prices for the game against the O’shereClick


Follow it live:


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Minute-by-minute updates will be available on our Twitter account – with half-time and full-time updates on our Facebook page.


Reds Player HD.After the game, a full report and all the reaction will be on our website, YouTube and

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