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Leyton Orient v Sutton preview, travel and streaming

16 December 2022

Sutton's last game before Christmas sees a trip to East London to take on Sky Bet League Two leaders Leyton Orient, U's second visit to Brisbane Road this season and a game likely to be played in front of a large crowd with admission prices reduced to £5. Sutton will be playing in amber.

The East London side have been the pacesetters since the beginning of the season, and are currently four points clear of second placed Stevenage with a game in hand, and nine ahead of third placed Northampton, both of whose games have already been called off on Saturday although no problems are envisaged at Brisbane Road, which staged a WSL game between Tottenham and Everton on Wednesday.

Northampton are one of only two teams to have avoided defeat at Brisbane Road this season after a goalless draw in October, a fortnight after Newport County had come away with a 2-1 win. Orient's only other defeat this season came away to AFC Wimbledon, while on their last outing they had a comfortable 3-0 win at home to Bradford City.

U's previous visit this season ended in a 3-1 defeat in the Papa Johns Trophy, although it was Sutton who eventually qualified for the knockout stages, while last season, after Isaac Olaofe had put U's ahead, Orient came back to win 4-1. U's have won once at Brisbane Road, Jonah Ayunga scoring the only goal of the game in September 2018, Orient's first defeat of a season that ended with them as champions.

The referee that afternoon was Carl Brook, and the Sussex official will also be in the middle on Saturday. A familiar face to Sutton supporters since first taking charge of a National League South game against Braintree in November 2007, he has been on the EFL list since 2020 and refereed the 1-0 win at Wimbledon in October.

U's welcomed Harry Beautyman back to action last week and he is available against his former club, but Adam Lovatt is likely to remain out of action after being injured in the game at Carlisle.

All tickets for the game are £5, and Sutton supporters can buy tickets on Saturday from the West Stand ticket office in Oliver Road. Our accommodation is in the East Stand in Brisbane Road.

Supporters not travelling to the game can watch a live stream of the game on our iFollow service, with a match pass costing £10. You can click here to buy a pass.

Those who are going to the game are reminded that there is no supporters' coach as even with the scheduled rail strike we anticipate the majority of supporters will use public transport, with the ground a short walk from Leyton station on the Central Line. Supporters should travel from Morden on the Bank branch of the Northern Line and change at Bank. Turn right out of the station and after passing Coronation Gardens on the left turn down Buckingham Road for the ground. On reaching the ground turn right in to Brisbane Road for the correct turnstiles. While there is a service from Sutton to Victoria on Saturday, with two trains an hour via Mitcham Junction and two an hour via West Croydon, there are no return trains from Victoria after 5.30pm. Anyone travelling to Victoria can connect with the Central Line via the District Line at Mile End(where the platforms are adjacent) or the Victoria Line at Oxford Circus.

Supporters driving will need to find their quickest way to the Blackwall Tunnel and having gone through the tunnel follow the A12 East Cross Route until the turn off for the A106 by the Olympic Park, signposted Leyton, New Spitalfields Market and Westfield - there is also a signpost for the ground. Ignore the earlier A106 signs for Dalston and Hackney. Continue on the A106 in to Ruckholt Road, and either turn left in to Oliver Road or continue to Leyton High Road before turning left. There is no parking at the ground, but street parking is available off Oliver Road or the High Road, with most restrictions not applying on Saturdays, particularly east of the High Road.

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Match report for Leyton Orient 2 Sutton United 0

17 December 2022

Leyton Orient 2 (Smyth 62, Smith 79 og) Sutton United 0

Having frustrated League Two leaders Leyton Orient for over an hour, Sutton eventually went the way of most other teams at Brisbane Road this season as the East London side extended their lead at the top of the table to seven points.

Once Paul Smyth, the instigator of the majority of Orient's few threatening moments in the first hour, had pounced on a slip by Enzio Boldewijn to break the deadlock with a fine shot from the edge of the penalty area, the home side were relatively comfortable and their victory was confirmed in unfortunate circumstances as Ali Smith sliced an attempted clearance in to his own net eleven minutes from time.

With Donovan Wilson ruled out with an ankle injury picked up against Colchester, U's opted for an extra midfielder, with Smith and Harry Beautyman in the middle and Craig Eastmond just in front of the back four, while Josh Neufville and Will Randall occupied the wide positions. 

The game was less than two minutes old when O's midfielder Idris El Mizouni was booked for a foul that prevented Omar Bugiel from launching a counter attack, and some referees might have ended El Mizouni's involvement just four minutes later when he caught Eastmond with a heavy tackle, but referee Carl Brook decided on a lecture with captain Darren Pratley in attendance.

U's hard work made it difficult for Orient to create anything of note until after the midway point of the half when Smyth produced some brilliant wing play to skip past Boldewijn and Joe Kizzi before firing in a cross that was turned wide on the volley at the near post by Charlie Kelman, and that heralded the home side's best spell of the game. Kizzi did well to block Theo Archibald's shot after Aaron Drinan had crossed from the left, before a surging run by Kelman from inside his own half was ended by Louis John right on the edge of the penalty area, with the referee deciding contact had been just outside the box despite Orient's protests. John was booked, and the arguments were almost rendered irrelevant as Archibald crashed his free kick against the crossbar.

John threw himself in the way of a Kelman shot after more good work on the left by Smyth, but Sutton could generally feel satisfied with a job well done at half time, even if there had been little attacking threat, Rob Milsom's deflected volley U's only shot in anger although Neufville did threaten with one fine run from deep that was ended by a slightly heavy touch and a well-timed tackle from Dan Happe. The second half started in similar fashion, with U's if anything having more of the game in the opening stages, but then Boldewijn failed to cut out Archibald's pass from the right as it bounced up awkwardly and the ball ran on to Smyth, who stepped back inside Boldewijn and arrowed a shot in to the top corner of the net from twenty yards.

U's immediate response was to replace Beautyman with Tope Fadahunsi, but apart from a couple of free kicks, one of which had to be scrambled away from Kizzi at the far post, there was little threat on Lawrence Vigouroux's goal and Orient made the game safe eleven minutes from the end when substitute Craig Clay chipped in a cross following a throw-in, and Smith's attempt to clear went horribly wrong as he sliced the ball over Jack Rose and could only watch as it dropped inside the angle of the far post and crossbar.

Sutton: J Rose, J Kizzi, R Milsom, J Neufville(sub S Hart 90+2), C Eastmond, L John, E Boldewijn, A Smith, O Bugiel(sub K Kouassi 90+2), H Beautyman(sub T Fadahunsi 67), W Randall (sub L Gambin 76) Subs n/u L Ward, C Dundas, C Kendall. Booked: John

Leyton Orient: L Vigouroux, T James, J Brown, O Beckles, D Happe, D Pratley(sub R Hunt 56), P Smyth(sub R Sotiriou 76), I El-Mizouni (sub C Clay 67), A Drinan, C Kelman, T Archibald. Subs n/u S Sargeant, S Ogie, J Wareham, S Duke-McKenna. Booked: El-Mizouni

Referee: Carl Brook

Attendance: 8,069(562 away)

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