FC Halifax Town v Leyton Orient: Preview

Actions from Halifax Town v Macclesfield, FA Trophy Match, at MBI Shay Stadium. Michael Collins.
Actions from Halifax Town v Macclesfield, FA Trophy Match, at MBI Shay Stadium. Michael Collins.

FC Halifax Town will be aiming for their first league win in almost a month when they host Leyton Orient on Saturday (3pm).

Halifax have only won three games in their last 20 outings, and will be overtaken by Orient if they lose.

Midfielder Michael Collins (pictured) and defenders Michael Duckworth, Matty Brown and Cliff Moyo could all be in contention tomorrow.

But Town boss Billy Heath, who is hoping to have at least one new signing before Saturday’s game, says Martin Riley is at least another month away from fitness.

Orient, who are managed by former Northampton and Gillingham boss Justin Edinburgh, have only lost once in their last eight games. But they have only won four times in their last 17 matches.

Top-scorer Macauley Bonne has netted 13 goals in 27 league games this season.

Orient have only scored two first-half goals in their last 10 matches. Only Guiseley, Torquay and Chester have won fewer away games in the league than Orient.

The Londoners have won four and lost only two of their nine games since manager Justin Edinburgh was appointed, having won only one in their previous 17 matches.

A sensational performance saw Town beat Orient 3-0 in the reverse fixture back in September, with goals from Tom Denton, Adam Morgan and Matty Kosylo.

Saturday’s National League fixtures:

Sutton Utd v Dag & Red

Hartlepool v Wrexham

Guiseley v Barrow

Halifax v Leyton Orient

Aldershot v Ebbsfleet

AFC Fylde v Macclesfield

Boreham W v Dover

Torquay v Bromley

Chester v Gateshead

Tranmere v Maidenhead

Solihull M v Woking

Maidstone v Eastleigh