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31st December 2004 
Leyton Orient
At Brisbane Rd
1/1/05    3:00pm
After that great win at Oxford on Tuesday us Harriers fans are now looking forward to taking on Leyton Orient at their place tomorrow.  Those two goals did us the world of good and got us off the bottom of the table for the first time in ages.

Orient also got two goals in their game at home to Rushden and they both came in the dying minutes of the game after they had found themselves about to be on the losing end.  Rushden had been 2 - 0 up but mistakes from their keeper gifted Orient a share of the points much to the Londoners relief.  Pity Orient didn't grab a winner.

At one time Orient were at the top of the Division but in recent weeks they have dropped down to the edge of the play-offs and now find themselves on a plateau of results.  Not losing many but not winning many either.

Only Simon Russell got a knock at Oxford but I can't see a slight injury like that stopping him playing.  Chris McHale was missing from the bench following an injury he received against Swansea so he should be back in contention again now.

Apart from Wayne Hatswell missing while he serves the third day of his four match ban, along with Christie and Hazell out injured, that's all we'll be missing.  Blair Sturrock will continue as a lone striker up front with Gary Birch just behind him.

Ryan Clarke has now left us to go back to Bristol Rovers so Danny Lewis will go back to his permanent spot on the bench.

Orient will be without Gary Alexander (ankle), Lee Steele (knee) and Stuart Wardley (foot).

This game is now winnable after we showed that we can do it against Oxford.  This is looking like a good Christmas after all.


Harriers from:
Danby, Lewis, Burton, Mullins, Burns, Beswetherick, Sall, Weaver, Bennett, McHale, Beardsley, Jenkins, Keates, Gleeson, Sturrock, Birch, Foster, Russell.

Orient from:
Morris, Harrison, Barnard, Lockwood, Simpson, White, Mackie, Carlisle, Hunt, Scott, P Jones, B Jones, Miller, Ibehre, Newey, Zakuani, Saah, Duncan, Echanomi, Barnard, D McMahon, Chillingworth.
Previous games against Leyton Orient
Harriers score first
2004 - 05
1 - 2
2003 - 04
2 - 1
1 - 1
2002 - 03
3 - 2
0 - 0
2001 - 02
0 - 1
3 - 1
2000 - 01
2 - 1
0 - 0

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