If any team needed a miracle over Easter, it was Leyton Orient.
Heading into two of their final three National League games of the season, the east London side knew they couldn’t afford any more slip-ups if they were to clinch the title, and not only did they manage not to drop too many points, but their rivals all but set Orient up for a grandstand finish.
Although Justin Edinburgh’s side were unable to get a result away to third place Solihull Moors, a shock 1-0 loss against AFC Fylde saw Salford lose out on a massive opportunity to put pressure on Orient going into the final game of the season, setting the O’s up for an ideal finale.
Leyton Orient now need just a single point in their last match of the campaign at home to Braintree Town to secure the National League title and book their ticket back to the Football League after two years in non-league, but knowing Orient, a big finish is expected.
The O’s should be heading into their final league game of the season looking to win 10-0 and trying to kill off any chance of a Braintree upset as soon as possible. Even though Salford and Solihull both need to win by big scorelines to level Orient’s goal difference, that doesn’t give Edinburgh an excuse to take it easy and look for a draw or even a 1-0 win.
Orient have held the top spot in the National League for most of the season, and with just one game left to go and promotion looking more likely than ever, it’s up to the team to give the fans a finale they deserve.
Leyton Orient fans, can the O’s end the season on a high with a big win over Braintree? Let us know!
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