Tranmere visited Leyton Orient this afternoon for a 3pm kick-off in their latest fixture in the 2022/23 League Two season.
Ahead of the game, Micky Mellon said, “Like every game, we know it’s going to be tough and it’s a tough place to go. They’ve got a good home support but it’s not something that daunts, we enjoy going down there and we’ll relish the challenge that will come our way.
“We’ll be well prepared, no excuses and we’ll attack it head on. They know it will be a tough game too, we’re getting into our stride now so it should be a really good contest.
“We know that they’ve got goal-scoring threats but so have we. We can score goals from all areas of the pitch too so it will be a good game. I know Ritchie very well, I’ve played against him so that’s how old we are!”
Match Report: Leyton Orient v Tranmere Rovers
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Leyton Orient maintained their 100% home record, subjecting Tranmere to a 2-0 defeat.
An unlucky Josh Dacres-Cogley own goal 10 minutes before half time broke the deadlock at Brisbane Road. During a Leyton attack, Dacres-Cogley turned the ball past his goalkeeper and into the net.
Rovers’ first chance on goal can at 19 minutes, when Josh Dacres-Cogley set up Elliott Nevitt whose right-footed shot from the centre of the box went over the bar.
Just before the half time whistle, it was Nevitt’s turn to play support, providing a ball to Josh Hawkes, whose shot was easily blocked.
Jordan Turnbull headed over the bar from a headed pass following a corner. Two minutes later Jon Nolan saw his right footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.
Further attempts on goal came from Elliott Nevitt and Kane Hemmings before new loanee Dynel Simeu made his debut as a 70th-minute sub.
There was a short delay to the game as a supporter received medical attention leading to a total of 8 minutes added time.
Leyton didn’t need the added time and in the 85th minute, Paul Smyth’s shot from the right side of the box into the bottom left corner secured victory leaving the three points clear at the top of the table.
Tranmere are still seeking their first away win of the season.
Tranmere host Stockport County at Prenton Park on Friday 9 September for a 7:45pm kick off in their next game of the League Two season.
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Post Match Interviews
Leyton Orient – Formation 4-3-3
22 Lawrence Vigouroux GK
2 Tom James DF
32 Rob Hunt DF
19 Omar Beckles DF
5 Daniel Happe DF
14 George Moncur MF
18 Darren Pratley (C) MF
15 Idris El Mizouni MF
23 Charlie Kelman FW
10 Ruel Sotiriou FW
7 Paul Smyth FW
1 Sam Sargeant SUB
12 Jordan Brown SUB
6 Adam Thompson SUB
8 Craig Clay SUB
40 Stephen Duke-McKenna SUB
16 Aaron Drinan SUB
13 Jayden Wareham SUB
Referee: David Webb
Assistants: Adam Crysell and James Wilson
Fourth official: Craig Hicks
Tranmere Rovers – Formation 4-3-1-2
1 Ross Doohan GK
2 Josh Dacres-Cogley DF
3 Ethan Bristow DF
19 Neill Byrne DF
14 Jordan Turnbull DF
4 Lee O’Connor MF
8 Reece McAlear MF
16 Jon Nolan MF
11 Josh Hawkes MF
10 Kane Hemmings (C) FW
20 Elliott Nevitt FW
23 Mateusz Hewelt SUB
15 Ben Hockenhull SUB
26 Dynel Simeu SUB
17 Rhys Hughes SUB
22 Paul Lewis SUB
6 Chris Merrie SUB
27 Jake Burton SUB
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