Leyton Orient have the chance to add to their success this season when they travel to Wembley Stadium alongside Fylde, as the two Conference Premier sides battle it out in the Final of the FA Trophy. Fylde missed out on the chance to be promoted into League Two this season after they lost 3-0 to Salford City in the Playoff Final last Saturday. Leyton Orient, on the other hand, will be brimmed with confidence after their immense season saw them crowned Champions of the Conference Premier and will be eager to claim another trophy. Justin Edinburgh will be looking to secure his third win over Fylde as the manager of Leyton Orient after doing the double over them in the league.
Fylde have had a strong season in the Conference Premier this season, with them placing in fifth ahead of Harrogate Town by seven points. After securing a playoff spot, Dave Challinor had his heart set of gaining promotion to League Two but they failed at the final hurdle when they were outclassed by Salford City who eased to a 3-0 win. With them failing to gain promotion, Fylde will be determined to pick up some silverware this season. However, Fylde have put up little resistance to Leyton Orient in their previous two meetings this season in the league, as they have suffered losses in both fixtures conceding a total of five goals and have scored just once. Before losing to Salford City, Fylde had secured back-to-back wins against Harrowgate Town and Solihull Moors which followed a disappointing 2-0 defeat against Halifax Town.
Justin Edinburgh will be feeling confident in his sides chance of lifting the FA Trophy on Sunday after their incredible display in the Conference Premier this season. After 46 games played, Leyton Orient were crowned champions of the Conference Premier after securing 89 points, three more than Solihull who trailed in second. Over the course of the season, Leyton Orient have suffered just seven defeats which is the lowest in the league. Justin Edinburgh’s men head into this fixture unbeaten in their last six matches which they have secured three wins and three draws from. Their latest outing saw them pick up a 0-0 draw against Braintree Town which marked their second consecutive draw. The O’s will be looking to secure their third win over their opponents this season after beating them 3-1 and 2-0 across their league meetings.
Dave Challinor is expected to keep the same line-up that faced Salford City in the Play-off Final, which will see Danny Rowe up top after the forward showed strong spells in his previous outing and was unlucky not to get on the scoresheet and add to his 27 goals scored this season. Jay Lynch will remain between the sticks after proving to be an integral part to his side’s defence which conceded just 41 goals all season. Dave Challinor has no new injuries ahead of this fixture.
It’s been close to a month since Leyton Orient featured in a competitive fixture which could have an effect on their performance on Sunday. Joe Widdowson and Jobi McAnuff were not risked in their sides recent friendly against Aston Villa’s U23’s, but are likely to return to the squad after showing their importance this season. Macauley Bonne is also expected to return to the lineup with the forward providing the majority of his side goals this season, with 23 on his record.
Leyton Orient to win at 5/4 with SkyBet – The O’s have had a superb season with them being crowned champions and emerged victorious in both of their meetings with Fylde this season.
Leyton Orient to score 2+ goals at 5/4 with SkyBet – The O’s have not slacked in the goals department this season with 73 on their record and they bagged two or more goals in both of their previous meetings with Fylde.