Chesterfield add to Leyton Orient’s woes

Picture of the walkout tunnel at Gaughan Group Stadium, the home of Leyton Orient Football Club.

LEYTON Orient are now winless in six games following their 1-0 defeat to National League side Chesterfield in the FA Cup.

Midfielder Idris El Mizouni’s looping header in the 40th minute found the back of his own net to seal his side’s exit from the competition.

Despite beating Carlisle United in the second round of the trophy, this is the second successive year where the O’s have failed to make the third round of the FA Cup under Richie Wellens.

The East London outfit were dumped out of the tournament in the first round after a 1-0 loss to Crewe Alexandra.

However, their cup exit now means that Wellens’ side can fully focus on surviving in League One.

Orient returned to the division for the first time in nine years after spending a prolonged period in the National League and League Two, whilst trying to rebuild the club after near liquidation.

The East Londoners currently sit six points above the drop zone in their first season back in the third tier and will be focused on establishing themselves as a steady side in the league.

Wellens’ side will face a huge challenge at the weekend on Saturday as they welcome promotion-hunting Derby County to Brisbane Road.

If you want to hear various reactions to the Chesterfield game and listen to the opinion of a Leyton Orient fan on why they’re struggling on the pitch…. then listen to the audio package below!