Leyton Orient will be looking to put an end to their torrid 14-game winless run when they travel to bottom of the league Solihull Moors on Saturday.
After drawing their first two matches under interim head coach Ross Embleton, the O’s come into this game on the back of a hugely disappointing 3-0 defeat at Torquay United last weekend.
Goals from Josh McQuoid, Luke Young and Jamie Reid compounded a miserable afternoon for the O’s, who were dealt a further blow when defender Jake Caprice was sent off four minutes before full-time.
This result leaves Orient 20th in the National League table, with 21 points from 22 games and just three points above the relegation zone.
Mark Yates’ Solihull side are in desperate need of a win as they sit bottom of the National League with 13 points from 66 points available this season.
Moors have won three, drawn four, and lost 15 of their 22 matches this season, and are without a win in their last five league games.
They currently sit eight points from safety after drawing 1-1 with Gateshead last time out, and will be hoping to capitalise on Orient’s poor form to regain ground on the teams above them.
Ones to Watch:
Orient captured Dagenham & Redbridge defender Bondz N’Gala on a one-month loan deal last Thursday. The 28-year old went straight into the starting lineup for the match at Torquay and will be looking to retain his place for the trip to Solihull. N’Gala’s strength and physicality will be called upon as the O’s look to solve their defensive instabilities.
Solihull’s top scorer Oladapo Afolayan has bagged eight goals for Moors this season. The 20-year old is technically gifted and provides pace going forward. Afolayan scored against Orient when the sides met back in August, and will be looking to repeat that form this time around.
Previous Six Results:
|Torquay United 3-0 Leyton Orient||Solihull Moors 1-1 Gateshead|
|Orient 2-2 Chester||Wrexham 1-0 Solihull|
|Orient 1-1 Dover Athletic||Maidstone United 1-1 Solihull|
|Ebbsfleet United 2-1 Orient||Solihull 0-2 Sutton United|
|Gillingham 2-1 Orient (FA Cup)||Solihull 0-2 Wycombe Wanderers (FA Cup)|
|Wrexham 2-2 Orient||Solihull 0-4 AFC Fylde|
Stats and Facts:
- The O’s have conceded 39 goals in 22 games this season, with Solihull the only team to have conceded more. (41)
- Orient’s last away league win came at Maidenhead United on August 28th, they have collected just three points from a possible 21 on the road since then.
- However, Orient have scored in all but three of their 11 league matches on the road this season.
- Solihull have the worst goal difference in the division (-21) having scored 20 goals and conceded 41 this season.
- Moors last home victory was on September 5th against Chester, since then they have taken just two points from 21 available at home.
- Before the 1-1 draw with Gateshead last weekend, Moors had lost four consecutive home league matches scoring two and conceding eleven.
Orient welcomed Solihull Moors to Brisbane Road in their first home game of the National League season on August 8th, with the O’s running out 3-1 winners.
Goals from Charlie Lee and David Mooney put Orient in cruise control. Oladapo Afolayan pulled a goal back for Moors, before George Elokobi bagged Orient’s third to secure all three points for the home side.
When and Where?
The match will be played at the Automated Technology Group Stadium, the home of Solihull Moors, with kick off at 3pm.
Missing the Match?
Don’t worry if you cannot make the match. If you are on social media, you can follow live updates on the action as it happens through both clubs’ Twitter accounts (@leytonorientfc and @SolihullMoors)