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Leyton Orient 4 Colchester 2 – Russel Slade reaction

3 Jan

Goals from Jimmy Smith, Alex Revell, Paul Jose-Empoku and Jonathan Tehoue helped the Eastender’s to a 4-2 win over their Essex neighbours and revenged the defeat earlier in the season when the O’s led 2-0 early on but lost 3-2. After the game Russel Slade spoke to BBC London and this is a snapshot of  what he said…


“we showed great character, to come back from  saturday’s result at Brighton, we were better in the first half and in the second it was end to end, on another day we could have won more comfortable, Dean Cox played well, and Jimmy. Jamie will want to forget about that goal. But credit, we were under pressure at 3-2 and we went down the other end and made it 4-2. It’s pleasing that the guys can come off the bench and score. Colchester have only conceded 7 away from home before today, and we’ve scored 4 against them…”


Orient moved up to 17th in the table with 27 points, 5 clear of the relegation zone, and only 6 points off the play-offs! Well stranger things have happened… Next up Norwich away in the FA Cup. Up The O’s



Geraint Williams – so far…

23 Apr

Tranmere (a) 0-0
Crewe (h) 1-0
Hartlepool (a) 1-0
Hereford (a) 1-2
Peterborough (h) 2-3
Brighton (h) 2-1
Carlisle (a) 3-1
Stockport (a) 1-0
Walsall (h) 0-1
Oldham (h) 2-1
Cheltenham (a) 1-0
Leeds (h) 2-2
Colchester (h) 2-1 – 8 wins 4 home 4 away (2 draws 3 defeats)
Swindon (a) 1-0
Northampton (h) 1-3

Home P8 W4 D1 L3
Away P7 W 5 D 1 L1
Total P15 W9 D2 L4 Pts 29

8 wins, One x 3-1,
Three (home) x 2-1, Brighton, Oldham, Colchester (ALL FROM BEHIND??)
3 x 1-0 (One home, Four away)

Four comebacks in home matches, including the three 2-1 win

Leyton Orient v Colchester – Report

11 Apr

Orient took another huge step to safety with a fourth home win under Geraint Williams tenure (to match the four away wins under GW)
Colchester took the lead in the 43rd of the first half through Clive Platt after good work by Simon Hackney, but Charlie Daniels hit back in stoppage time to send the teams in level at half-time.

Scott McGleish had a trio of chances in the second half, including a chance that hit the bar, but sealed the points in the 79th minute with a goal against his former team, by putting the finishing touch to good work by on-loan Jimmy Smith.
Shortly after, Adam Boyd made his return to the team by replacing Jimmy Smith.
With Northampton losing yesterday, The O’s are now 12 points clear of the relegation zone, but Williams won’t let the O’s get complacement as they travel to Swindon on Easter Monday.
Swindon also took a step to safety with a 3-2 at Brighton after trailing at half-time. The prolific Simon Cox scored the decisive third goal.

Leyton Orient v Colchester – Match Preview

10 Apr

Betting – Orient 5-4 Draw 11-5 Colchester 7-4

Orient come into this home game against Geraint Williams old team in good form with five wins in the last seven, the last six as follows:

Carlisle (a) 3-1
Stockport (a) 1-0
Walsall (h) 0-1
Oldham (h) 2-1
Cheltenham (a) 1-0
Leeds (h) 2-2

Colchester are languishing in mid-table, safe from the relegation battle, but 10 points behind the play-offs after recent defeats to Crewe, Scunthorpe and Leeds. Their last six games…

Swindon (h) 3-2
Crewe (h) 0-1
Leicester (a) 1-1
Scunthorpe (a) 0-3
Millwall (a) 1-0
Leeds (h) 0-1

Scott McGleish is expected to return for the O’s after coming on as sub in the midweek comeback against Leeds United.
Adam Boyd is not expected to be back in the squad and Jason Demetriou is suspended after his red card against Leeds.
For Colchester £400,000 signing Steven Gillespie is injured, but winger Mark Yates is another danger man to watch from set pieces and is currently the U’s top scorer.

Tuesday Night results

31 Mar

Millwall 0 Colchester 1
Bristol Rovers 1 Huddersfield 2
Yeovil 1 Northampton 0

Big result at the bottom was Yeovils win over Northampton with a late goal from (john?) Obika in the 79th minute, which takes the gloverman up until 16th (one below Orient) and pushes Northampton into the bottom four.
League table (bottom half) .
15th Leyton Orient 45
16th Yeovil 45
17 Swindon 44
18 Hartlepool 43
19 Carlisle 43
20 Crewe 43
21 Northampton 42
22 Brighton 36
23 Hereford 33
24 Cheltenham 31

Leyton Orient v Oldham – Current Form

28 Mar

Last Six – Orient P6 Won 3 Drew 0 Lost 3 For 9 Ag 8 Pts 9
Hereford (a) Lost 1-2
Peterbrough (h) Lost 2-3
Brighton (h) Won 2-1
Carlisle (a) Won 3-1
Stockport (a) Won 1-0
Walsall (h) Lost 0-1

Last Six – Oldham P6 W 1 D 2 L 3 For 7 Ag 13 Pts 5
Millwall (a) Won 3-2
Leeds (h) drew 1-1
Colchester (h) Lost 0-1
MK Dons (a) Lost 2-6
Tranmere (h) Lost 0-2
Cheltenham (a) Drew 1-1

Oldham look to be struggling on recent form, but closer inspection sees they have come up against Millwall, Leeds and MK Dons who are all top six teams at the moment. Recent results have seen the dismissmal of John Sheridan and the return (after 15 years) of Joe Royle.
Orients record of three wins from six was actually three wins from three before Walsall burst the bubble last week, but of course the main concern for Orient is the worst home record in the division.

If I was betting on this game, I’d be tempted to lump on the draw at around 2/1, although a point each at thsi stage of the season won’t be much good to either team.

10 more Cup Finals for Orient…

12 Mar

March 14: Stockport (a) 8th in league table  
March 21: Walsall (h) 13th
March 28: Oldham (h) 6th
Apr 4: Cheltenham (a) 24th bottom
Apr 7: Leeds (h) 5th

Apr 11: Colchester (h) 10th

Apr 13: Swindon (a) 21st

Apr 18: Northampton (h) 18th

Apr 25: Millwall (a) 6th

May 2: Huddersfield (h) 12th

Currently on 39 points. 15 more should be enough?

6 homes games left, but our home form over the season means that doesn’t really count for much. It has improved more recently, two home wins under Williams compared to two under Ling.

Looking at other teams league positions, we will probably struggle to beat Leeds, Millwall, Oldham and Stockport, two away and two home.

The mid table opponents we will face are Huddersfield, Colchester and Walsall ALL AT HOME.

And we face three teams currently below us, Northampton, Swindon and Cheltenham. Again, two of these are home and the trip on April 4th to rock bottom Cheltenham will be a huge must win game for us. Cheltenham themselves look doomed and have big financial problems, and they beat us at Brisbane Road, so if we want to stay in this division we must win at Whaddon Road…

So here goes:

Stockport (L)

Walsall (WIN)

Oldham (draw)

Cheltenham (WIN)

Leeds (l)

Colchester (WIN)

Swindon (draw)

Northampton (WIN)

Millwall (l)

Huddersfield (WIN)

5 wins and 2 draws = 17 points

This is more of a wish list than a prediction! We all know anything can happen with Orient, and 5 wins in 10 is optimistic.

More likely 4 wins and 3 draws for 15 points??

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