Wrexham AFC Need A Reversal of Fortune V Leyton Orient

Shaun Cunnington

We travel to London hoping our newfound goal threat will end a barren run against Leyton Orient. We haven’t scored past them in three matches, our longest goalless run in this fixture.

We also haven’t beaten them in six matches, which represents our worst sequence of winless games against The Os. However, our last victory over them was a memorable one: in April 2003, Andy Morrell’s 25th minute penalty at Brisbane Road earned us promotion to League One.

Steve Buxton

That victory is the only one we’ve managed in our last nine games in East London. Before that, our last win there came in October 1986, when Shaun Cunnington, Steve Buxton, Paul Emson and Steve Massey scored in a 4-2 win, our biggest away win over Orient.

David Gregory

We also won there seven months earlier, when David Gregory, Steve Charles and Paul Comstive struck in a 3-1 win, and we’ve beaten them on their own patch on one other occasion, in August 1978 when Graham Whittle scored the only goal from the penalty spot.

Graham Whittle

If Wrexham avoid defeat today, Bryan Hughes will have equaled the second longest unbeaten start a manager has enjoyed with The Dragons, matching the six-game runs of John Neal and Sam Ricketts. The club record is held by Dixie McNeil, who didn’t lose any of his first eight games in the hot seat.

3 thoughts on “Wrexham AFC Need A Reversal of Fortune V Leyton Orient

  1. Great memories great results and never an easy place to go versus O’s. Can our single dragon beatvtheir

  2. …..two. Let’s hope so. Loved the article with some icons of Wrexham AFC right there. Mr Whittle my favourite what a left foot on that lad #Power and #Accuracy. Regards Wellsy (Ellesmere and now Cambridgeshire)

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