UK time is: 10:21:25
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Hartlepool United vs. Leyton Orient

Victoria Park

16 February 2013

15:00

Trip to the 'Pool - Hartlepool (a)

Leyton Orient make the long trip to the North West this weekend, as they head to Victoria Park to face relegation battlers Hartlepool United. Saturday`s clash could be crucial to both teams` league campaigns and OrientVital previews the clash between John Hughes and Russell Slade`s troops.

Vital Preview

Hartlepool United Team News:

Hartlepool gaffer John Hughes could be set to make changes after a frustrating 0-0 draw against fellow strugglers Portsmouth. Despite a good recent run, the home team need to start winning games regularly and could look to target man Steve Howard in their quest for more firepower up front. Jordan Richards is out for the rest of the season after requiring surgery to fix his damaged knee cartilage. Antony Sweeney is still out for the pools with a knee problem.

Player to watch: Andy Monkhouse

The winger has been impressing for the home side from the substitute bench in recent weeks, as their lacklustre form has been turned around. Monkhouse has always impressed against Orient, and regardless whether he starts or comes off the bench he will certainly be a danger that the O`s need to quell.

Leyton Orient Team News:

Kevin Lisbie could be on the bench after returning to training earlier this week. Orient`s number nine has been in fantastic form this season and will be a welcome return to an already strong squad. After last week`s win against high flying Tranmere, it is expected that Slade will name an unchanged starting line-up.

Player to watch: Charlie MacDonald

Breaking his goal scoring duck for the O`s last week, MacDonald will be hoping to further add to his tally. The former MK striker has created a decent partnership in attack with David Mooney and the strugglers will have to be aware of the duo come Saturday afternoon.

Match Facts & Stats

Orient won the last encounter between the two teams back in the rescheduled match in October, with former loanee Ryan Brunt claiming the decisive goal.

Hartlepool`s form has turned around in recent weeks with them currently on a four match unbeaten run. However they will be perturbed by not taking the opportunity to go above 23rd place Portsmouth on Tuesday night. The Pools have had one win, one draw and two defeats from their home matches in 2013 so far.

Orient won their last away game when they were the visitors at Stevenage, but before that they had failed to pick up an away win in 2013 prior to that victory at Broadhall Way.

Next Fixtures:

Orient: Southend (a) Feb 20, Crawley (h) Feb 23, Sheff Utd (a) Feb 26

Hartlepool: Scunthorpe (a) Feb 23, Crewe (h) Feb 26, Doncaster (a) Mar 2

Join Vital Leyton Orient

It's easy to REGISTER HERE, simply click the link and enjoy getting involved!

Vital Orient on:facebook

Vital Orient on:twitter

Join The Vital Debate




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: SouthStandWriter Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday February 15 2013

Time: 9:20AM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Leyton Orient Articles

Tackling The Tykes - Barnsley (A) (Saturday December 20 2014)

O's Trip To Preston To Be Live On Sky (Wednesday December 17 2014)

Orient Lose Liverani's First Game (Sunday December 14 2014)

Liverani's Posh Welcome - Peterborough (H) (Saturday December 13 2014)

Fabio Liverani Named New O's Boss (Monday December 8 2014)

Mauro Milanese Sacked? (Monday December 8 2014)

Orient Accept Dearden Resignation (Monday December 8 2014)

Stats: Gillingham v Leyton Orient (Sunday December 7 2014)

Orient Knocked Out Of JPT (Sunday December 7 2014)

Archived Leyton Orient Articles

List All Vital O's Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
18. Gillingham 20 5 7 8 -6 22
19. Scunthorpe 19 6 4 9 -9 22
20. Crawley 20 5 7 8 -11 22
21. Yeovil 20 5 5 10 -12 20
22. Leyton Orient 20 4 7 9 -6 19
23. Colchester 20 4 5 11 -13 17
24. Crewe 20 4 4 12 -23 16

Breaking League News

Team News: Peterborough United v Preston North End
Peterborough : 20/12/2014 10:05:00
Tackling The Tykes - Barnsley (A)
Leyton Orient : 20/12/2014 10:00:00
Lilywhites Favourites To Beat Posh
Peterborough : 20/12/2014 09:32:00
Team News: Gillingham v Chesterfield
Gillingham : 20/12/2014 09:00:00
Team News: Yeovil v The U's
Colchester : 20/12/2014 09:00:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Will the appointment of Fabio Liverani prove to be a success?
Suggested By:  
Yes 38%
No 62%