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Leyton Orient: We’ve Met Before

Posted by FC Halifax Town
Posted on Fri 7 Sep 2018
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FC Halifax Town host Leyton Orient on Saturday at the MBI Shat Stadium with both teams looking to continue their impressive starts to the season.

It will not be easy for either side though. The Shaymen have performed very well indeed this season, especially at home winning all 4 of their home games.

Leyton Orient, a side still unbeaten, 9 games into the National League will be looking to maintain their current run of form and beat FC Halifax Town at The Shay, just as they did last year.

That game at the Shay took place right at the end of January, with FC Halifax Town not able to complete the double over the London side.

In the first game of the season between the two sides nearly a year ago The Shaymen recorded an emphatic 3-0 away from home with Halifax continuing their winning streak away from home.

Adam Morgan and Tom Denton scored the goals before halftime. Morgan’s the first very early on in the game, as he smashed his shot into the roof of the net.

Denton grabbed the assist for the first and added one to his own tally. On the 28th minute, he scored a trademark header as he leapt highest at the back post two double the lead.

Matty Kosylo completed the scoring in final moments of the game as he slotted home his penalty.

As mentioned, The O’s did get on top at The Shay. Our visitors on Saturday managed a 2-1 away win inflicting more pain on The Shaymen as they lost their 3rd game in a row.

Macauley Bonne opened the scoring for the visitors as he slotted past Sam Johnson on the 18th minute. Halifax got back into the game, missing a few chances until Tom Denton scored another against Orient. Josh Macdonald drilled in a cross which the tall striker was able to smash home from close range.

All the action happened in the first half as Koroma ended the scoring in the 39th minute. He cut inside to beat Johnson at his near post.

There have been no other meetings between the two clubs at this level since the reform of the club in 2008.


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