MATCH PREVIEW: Colchester United v Orient
9:07am Thursday 6th November 2008 in Orient Match Previews
FA Cup, Rnd One, Saturday, November 8, 3pm
LAST TIME AT THE COLCHESTER COMMUNITY STADIUM: This will be the first time the two sides have met at the U’s new home, but the last match between the pair at Layer Road finished 1-1. That was in a League Two fixture on April 25, 1998. The O’s took a 43rd minute lead through Alex Inglethorpe but Neil Gregory scored just 60 seconds later. The two teams met in the FA Cup in 1990, and after a goalless draw at Layer Road, the O’s won the replay 4-1.
HEAD TO HEAD: Colchester ten wins, Orient ten wins and 13 draws.
FORM: Paul Lambert’s side have seen their inconsistent form continue with three wins, a draw and two defeats from their last six games.
DANGER MAN: Mark Yeates has scored seven goals this season.
FUN FACT: Radio One DJ Steve Lamacq is listed as a famous fans.
PREDICTION: Colchester 1 Orient 2