Lineups

Forest Green Rovers

( 3-4-1-2 )

  • 1. L. McGee

  • 5. C. Stokes

  • 22. U. Godwin-Malife

  • 15. J. Moore-Taylor

  • 0. K. Wilson

  • 7. C. Winchester

  • 11. N. Cadden

  • 8. E. Adams

  • 10. A. Collins

  • 14. J. Matt

  • 4. D. Sweeney

Substitutes

  • 24. L. Thomas

  • 21. S. Wagstaff

  • 6. L. Kitching

  • 16. J. Evans

  • 19. S. McCoulsky

  • 9. M. Stevens

  • 12. T. Allen

England - EFL Cup

23' D. Happe 23' Own Goal 23'   Happe D. Happe 49' D. Johnson 49' Goal 49'   Johnson D. Johnson 52' C. Wilkinson 52' Goal 52'   Wilkinson C. Wilkinson
Forest Green Rovers

Forest Green Rovers

1 - 2

Leyton Orient

Leyton Orient

  • 23
    1 - 0
  • HT
    1 - 0
  • 49'
    1 - 1
  • 52'
    1 - 2
  • Date: 05/09/2020
  • Time: 15:00
  • Venue: The New Lawn
  • Referee: Craig Hicks
Forest Green Rovers v Leyton Orient - Preview

Date published: 9/3/2020 7:35:01 PM

Forest Green Rovers v Leyton Orient - Preview

Elliott Whitehouse starts six-game ban as Forest Green take on Leyton Orient

Forest Green will be without new signing Elliott Whitehouse when they host Leyton Orient in the Carabao Cup first round on Saturday.

The midfielder, who joined on a free transfer in August, has to serve a six-game suspension for racially abusing a Northampton player last season while at Grimsby.

Whitehouse will begin the ban this weekend, but Forest Green boss Mark Cooper is set to give a number of other recent additions their debuts.

Scott Wagstaff, Jordan Moore-Taylor, Jamille Matt, Jake Young, Luke McGee, Kane Wilson, Jack Evans, Nicky Cadden and Dan Sweeney have all moved to the New Lawn this summer and could represent the club for the first time in a competitive fixture on Saturday.

Leyton Orient have not been as busy in the transfer market, but right-back Jordan Thomas is in line for his debut.

The Norwich defender moved to London on a season-long loan on Wednesday and should be part of Ross Embleton’s squad for this cup tie.

Attacker Louis Dennis remains absent with a thigh injury, although he is expected to be back in contention for the start of the new Sky Bet League Two campaign on September 12.

Midfielder Ouss Cisse returned to Orient on a free transfer this summer after an excellent loan spell and will make his second debut as an O’s player at Forest Green.

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  • EFL Cup
  • Round 1
  • The New Lawn
  • Craig Hicks
  • 05 Sep, 15:00

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Lineups

Forest Green Rovers
(3-4-1-2)
Leyton Orient
(4-3-3)
  • 1. L. McGee

  • 5. C. Stokes

  • 22. U. Godwin-Malife

  • 15. J. Moore-Taylor

  • 0. K. Wilson

  • 7. C. Winchester

  • 11. N. Cadden

  • 8. E. Adams

  • 10. A. Collins

  • 14. J. Matt

  • 4. D. Sweeney

Substitutes

  • 24. L. Thomas

  • 21. S. Wagstaff

  • 6. L. Kitching

  • 16. J. Evans

  • 19. S. McCoulsky

  • 9. M. Stevens

  • 12. T. Allen

  • 22. L. Vigouroux

  • 2. S. Ling

  • 5. D. Happe

  • 6. J. Coulson

  • 7. J. McAnuff

  • 4. O. Cissé

  • 8. C. Clay

  • 16. J. Brophy

  • 9. C. Wilkinson Goal

  • 19. L. Angol

  • 39. D. Johnson Goal

Substitutes

  • 1. S. Sargeant

  • 12. J. Thomas

  • 3. J. Widdowson

  • 23. J. Turley

  • 44. J. Wright

  • 11. J. Dayton

  • 10. J. Maguire-Drew

 

       

         

         

         

         

         

Forest Green Rovers v Leyton Orient

    Forest Green Rovers 1 - 2 Leyton Orient - Match Report

    Date published: 9/5/2020 10:51:14 PM

    Ross Embleton pleased with second-half turnaround as Orient defeat Forest Green

    The visitors trailed at the break before recovering to win 2-1.

    Leyton Orient boss Ross Embleton was pleased to see his half-time team talk bear fruit as the O's battled back to beat Forest Green 2-1 in the Carabao Cup first round.

    Embleton's side fell behind in the 23rd minute when Orient defender Dan Happe poked Nicky Cadden's cross past his own goalkeeper Lawrence Vigouroux, and Dan Sweeney and Jamille Matt came close to increasing Rovers' lead before the break.

    However, the visitors turned the game on its head with two goals in four minutes immediately after half-time, Danny Johnson drawing Orient level before Conor Wilkinson quickly added a second.

    Orient went close to a third goal in the 78th minute, through Josh Coulson, but were then left breathing a sigh of relief in stoppage time when Rovers' Chris Stokes missed a glorious opportunity to take the tie to penalties, skewing over with Vigouroux to beat.

    Embleton did not turn the half-time hairdryer on, but admitted a long chat during the interval helped turn the tide.

    He said: "I said a lot at the break and our mindset in the second half was better – albeit the tactics we spoke of at the break were followed to the law."

    Embleton was thrilled to see striker Johnson get off the mark with a sumptuous lofted finish.

    He added: "With their goalkeeper getting so high during the game  we thought there would be opportunities to expose him and Danny executed it well and I was delighted for him."

    The pre- and post-match elbow bump – now commonplace at sporting events due to the coronavirus pandemic – was unsurprisingly absent when Rovers' boss Mark  Cooper and Embleton took their respective technical area spots.

    That seemingly emanated from their touchline spat last season when Embleton accused Cooper of making a reference about the late Justin Edinburgh. Forest Green and Cooper denied the claim made by Embleton, who had been sent to the stands during the match – which Rovers won 4-2 at Brisbane Road – for throwing his chewing gum in the direction of his managerial counterpart.

    Cooper was not drawn on the previous history between the two, but bemoaned his side's defensive fallibilities after the break as Orient turned up the heat.

    He said: "We were really good in the first half and should have put the game to bed, but second half we were really sloppy with two horrendous mistakes and we have to be better defensively, but lots to be positive and a step along the way for Bolton on Saturday.

    "The first goal our centre-half gets bullied and the second our other centre-half lets their left-footed player come inside and bend it in the corner."

    Lineups

    Leyton Orient

    ( 4-3-3 )

    • 22. L. Vigouroux

    • 2. S. Ling

    • 5. D. Happe

    • 6. J. Coulson

    • 7. J. McAnuff

    • 4. O. Cissé

    • 8. C. Clay

    • 16. J. Brophy

    • 9. C. Wilkinson Goal

    • 19. L. Angol

    • 39. D. Johnson Goal

    Substitutes

    • 1. S. Sargeant

    • 12. J. Thomas

    • 3. J. Widdowson

    • 23. J. Turley

    • 44. J. Wright

    • 11. J. Dayton

    • 10. J. Maguire-Drew