Saturday was a reminder that Orient aren’t invincible in the league, and now things are getting serious.
The draw against Barnet signalled the end of the O’s six-game winning run in the National League, with Justin Edinburgh’s side now just one point ahead of Salford City in the league table.
The two games in hand are a massive bonus for the east London side, but now these matches have become must-win events for the club, and from now until the end of the season Edinburgh must be treating each of the remaining seven games as if they are cup finals.
To go along with the literal cup final Orient play against AFC Fylde next month, the O’s have to ensure promotion to League Two is secured as quickly as possible and winning their three games in the span of eight days will be the perfect springboard for the title.
Edinburgh has the talent and squad depth to gain promotion to League Two before the O’s game away to Solihull Moors on the penultimate day of the season, but to ensure a party that day Leyton Orient have to take each game as they come in the National League, and ensure they don’t slip up in any of the remaining games.
Had it not been for the two games in hand Orient have, Saturday’s draw with their London rivals would have been seen as a calamitous day for the club in their bid back into the Football League. Now Edinburgh must rectify that slip up by getting back to winning ways on Tuesday night against Bromley, and a win will make all the difference in the world for the O’s.
Leyton Orient fans, can the O’s get to winning ways on Tuesday? Let us know!