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Preview: Leyton Orient (A)

15 November 2019

The Iron head into Saturday’s league clash with Leyton Orient searching for their first away league victory of the season, despite an impressive run of eight home games unbeaten in all competitions.

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15 November 2019

SCENE-SETTER

Following a comprehensive 3-0 home win over League One outfit Sunderland on Tuesday, Paul Hurst’s men will be looking to achieve a similar result in Saturday’s match against The O’s, and the gaffer will no doubt have decisions to make as to who’s worthy of a place in the starting XI. 

With not much separating the two sides heading into the Sky Bet League Two match, an Iron win would close the gap to just two points in the table, and subsequently away from Morecambe in the drop zone. 

Orient will be looking for a reaction following their disappointing 2-1 home defeat in the FA Cup on Sunday, at the hands of Maldon and Tiptree. This result marks the clubs fifth match in all competitions without a win.

TEAM NEWS

Following a positive performance, both individually and collectively in midweek, manager Paul Hurst has a selection dilemma ahead of the weekend's trip to London.

He confirmed though, in his pre-match press conference, Yann Songo'o (dislocated toe), Jamie Ward (hamstring), Levi Sutton (hand) and Jordan Hallam (hamstring) all continue to miss out, although the latter has stepped up his return.

Abo Eisa, who picked up a goal and the man of the match award against Sunderland on Tuesday, is one of the players who will be pushing for a start while Jordan Clarke made he long awaited return to action, completing the full 90 minutes.

Kgosi Ntlhe (groin) will be part of the travelling contingent to London after resuming full training on Monday, but whether he will make up the matchday 18 remains to be seen.

Elsewhere, Regan Slater (ankle) and George Miller (quad strain) remain absent, while Jamie Proctor comes back into contention after being cup-tied in midweek. Miller has returned to the group following a spell with parent club Barnsley, but the weekend's match will come too soon.

PAST MEETINGS

This fixture dates back to over 60 years ago, where the two sides met for the first time on September 13th, 1958, with the match finishing 2-1 to Orient. 

However, it’s the Iron who edge the head-to-head record, having won 20 of the 55 match-ups between them. Across the 55, Orient have emerged winners 16 times, with 20 of the clashes ending in a draw. 

53 of the 55 previous encounters have been league matches, but the two haven’t faced off in that format since January 2015, where the Iron won 4-1 away from home thanks to goals from Gary McSheffrey, Luke O’Neil, and a brace from Tom Hopper.  

Since then, the past two meetings have been in the FA Cup. The first being a 0-0 stalemate away from home, followed by a replay victory for the Iron, winning comfortably, 3-0 in December 2015. The latter being the last time the two clubs faced off, almost four years ago. 

SEASON/DATE COMPETITION RESULT IRON SCORERS
2015-16 - Tue Dec 15 FACR2 R Iron 3-0 Orient Mvoto og, King, Adelakun
2015-16 - Sat Dec 5 FACR2 Orient 0-0 Iron  
2014-15 - Sat Jan 31 LG 1 Orient 1-4 Iron O'Neil, McSheffrey, Hopper 2
2014-15 - Sat Sep 20 LG 1 Iron 1-2 Orient Sparrow
2012-13 - Fri Mar 29 LG 1 Iron 2-1 Orient Sodje, Canavan
2012-13 - Sat Dec 15 LG 1 Orient 1-3 Iron Ribeiro, Hawley, Mozika
2011-12 - Sat Feb 18 LG 1 Orient 1-3 Iron Walker, Barcham, Parkin
2011-12 - Sat Oct 8 LG 1 Iron 2-3 Orient Barcham 2
2008-09 - Sat Jan 24 LG 1 Iron 2-1 Orient Hayes, Thompson
2008-09 - Sat Oct 4 LG 1 Orient 2-2 Iron Iriekpen, Hayes
2006-07 - Sat Mar 24 LG 1 Orient 2-2 Iron MacKenzie, Sharp
2006-07 - Sat Oct 28 LG 1 Iron 3-1 Orient Sharp 2, Sparrow
2004-05 - Sat Feb 19 LG 2 Iron 1-0 Orient Keogh
2004-05 - Sat Oct 30 LG 2 Orient 1-1 Iron Torpey
2003-04 - Sat Mar 27 DIV 3 Iron 1-1 Orient Sparrow
2003-04 - Sat Sep 20 DIV 3 Orient 1-1 Iron Kell
2002-03 - Sat Jan 11 DIV 3 Iron 2-1 Orient Sparrow, Kilford
2002-03 - Sat Aug 17 DIV 3 Orient 2-0 Iron  
2001-02 - Mon Apr 1 DIV 3 Orient 0-0 Iron  
2001-02 - Sat Nov 3 DIV 3 Iron 4-1 Orient Torpey 2, Hodges, Beagrie
2000-01 - Tue Feb 20 DIV 3 Iron 1-1 Orient Hodges
2000-01 - Tue Sep 12 DIV 3 Orient 1-1 Iron Hodges
1998-99 - Sat May 29 DIV 3 PO F Iron 1-0 Orient Garcia
1998-99 - Sat Mar 20 DIV 3 Iron 2-0 Orient Garcia, Forrester
1998-99 - Sat Oct 31 DIV 3 Orient 1-0 Iron  
1997-98 - Tue Apr 21 DIV 3 Orient 1-0 Iron  
1997-98 - Sat Aug 16 DIV 3 Iron 1-0 Orient Forrester
1996-97 - Sat Mar 29 DIV 3 Iron 1-2 Orient Forrester
1996-97 - Sat Aug 17 DIV 3 Orient 0-1 Iron Clarkson
1995-96 - Mon Apr 8 DIV 3 Orient 0-0 Iron  
1995-96 - Sat Oct 21 DIV 3 Iron 2-0 Orient Hope, Paterson
1988-89 - Sat May 13 DIV 4 Orient 4-1 Iron Taylor
1988-89 - Sat Nov 12 DIV 4 Iron 2-2 Orient Daws 2
1987-88 - Sat Feb 13 DIV 4 Iron 3-2 Orient Harle 2, Shearer
1987-88 - Mon Dec 28 DIV 4 Orient 1-1 Iron Harle
1986-87 - Tue Feb 10 DIV 4 Iron 0-2 Orient  
1986-87 - Sat Sep 13 DIV 4 Orient 3-1 Iron Birch
1985-86 - Sat Mar 8 DIV 4 Iron 2-2 Orient Whitehead, Cammack
1985-86 - Sat Oct 5 DIV 4 Orient 3-0 Iron  
1983-84 - Tue May 1 DIV 3 Iron 3-1 Orient Graham 2, Parkinson
1983-84 - Fri Sep 9 DIV 3 Orient 1-0 Iron  
1967-68 - Sat Mar 16 DIV 3 Orient 2-1 Iron Heath
1967-68 - Sat Oct 21 DIV 3 Iron 1-1 Orient Foxon
1966-67 - Fri Dec 30 DIV 3 Iron 2-2 Orient Sloan, Barton
1966-67 - Sat Aug 27 DIV 3 Orient 3-1 Iron Ash
1963-64 - Sat Mar 14 DIV 2 Orient 2-2 Iron Wilson, Mason
1963-64 - Tue Oct 1 DIV 2 Iron 0-0 Orient  
1961-62 - Sat Apr 14 DIV 2 Orient 0-1 Iron  
1961-62 - Fri Nov 24 DIV 2 Iron 0-2 Orient  
1960-61 - Sat Dec 31 DIV 2 Orient 2-1 Iron Bonson
1960-61 - Sat Aug 27 DIV 2 Iron 2-2 Orient Thomas 2
1959-60 - Sat Apr 16 DIV 2 Iron 2-1 Orient Bakes, Brownsword
1959-60 - Sat Dec 12 DIV 2 Orient 1-1 Iron Haigh
1958-59 - Sat Jan 31 DIV 2 Iron 2-0 Orient Harburn, Waldock
1958-59 - Sat Sep 13 DIV 2 Orient 2-1 Iron Waldock
  SCUNTHORPE WINS DRAWS ORIENT WINS
League 19 18 16
Total 20 19 16

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Crawley Town v Morecambe (3pm)
Exeter City v Cheltenham Town (3pm)
Forest Green Rovers v Plymouth Argyle (3pm)
Macclesfield Town v Mansfield Town (3pm)
Northampton Town v Crewe Alexandra (3pm)
Port Vale v Carlisle United (3pm)
Salford City v Swindon Town (3pm)
Walsall v Cambridge United (3pm)

All other scheduled fixtures on Saturday have been postponed due to international call-ups. 


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