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Preview: Leyton Orient (H)

4 December 2020

The Iron play the first of four home games this month when Leyton Orient visit on Saturday (1pm kick-off).

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4 December 2020

SCENE-SETTER...

Tuesday night's 5-2 away victory at Harrogate Town made it three wins in succession on the road, and the focus for Neil Cox's side is to now transfer that form to the Sands Venue Stadium.

Without a win on home turf since the 1-0 success over Carlisle United in late September, Cox will be hoping to start a busy month on home turf in the right manner.

The midweek victory took United up to 19th in the division and with the matches coming thick and fast this December, there's a real chance to climb the table if Scunthorpe can get a run of form together.

THE OPPOSITION...

We take on a confident O's side, who have won their last three matches and sit sixth in the table under the management of Ross Embleton.

Last weekend saw a 3-2 away win at Port Vale, with top scorer Danny Johnson (he has 12 goals to his name), Conor Wilkinson and James Brophy getting the goals.

Prior to that, they had won their last two home matches. Dan Happe finished from close range to hand them victory over Bradford City last Tuesday night, while a hat-trick from Johnson gave them a comprehensive 3-0 home win over Harrogate Town a fortnight ago.

Recent squad additions include West Ham centre-back Olatunji Akinola, who joined on loan until the end of the season, in October.

Topping the appearance tables at the time of writing were midfielders James Brophy and Ousseynou Cisse, and goalkeeper Lawrence Vigouroux - all with 15 apiece.

TEAM NEWS...

The Iron are set to be without defender Junior Brown for four-to-five weeks as he recovers from a torn thigh muscle.

He missed out on the midweek win at Harrogate Town, with Mason O'Malley coming back into the side.

Kevin van Veen will undergo a late fitness test ahead of the game as he stepped up training towards the end of the week, but manager Neil Cox stated he won't be risked if he's not fully fit.

Elsewhere, Jake Taylor returned to the squad in midweek following his two-week period of isolation and came off the bench with 15 minutes to go, Harry Jessop will miss two months of action with a shoulder injury and Frank Vincent remains at parent club Bournemouth as he recovers from his long-term lay-off.

PAST MEETINGS...

United last faced the O's in November 2019, with Alex Gilliead and Lee Novak scoring spectacular goals in a 2-0 win at the Matchroom Stadium.

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 21 of the 56 match-ups between them. Across the 56, Orient have emerged winners 16 times, with 20 of the clashes ending in a draw. 

SEASON/DATE COMPETITION RESULT IRON SCORERS
2019-20 - Sat Nov 16 LG 2 Orient 0-2 Iron Gilliead, Novak
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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