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Our Last Meeting With Leyton Orient

5 February 2020

Although it seems like an eternity away now, the last time that we met Leyton Orient was back in August and ahead of Saturday's reverse fixture in East London, we take a look back at what proved to be an inspiring victory against The O's.
 
Coming into the game on the back of a cruel opening day defeat at Exeter City, Sol Campbell's side were determined to open their home campaign in the best way possible.
 
The National League champions were made the journey up to the Moss Rose determined to throw a spanner in the works however and it was arguably the East Londoners who started the game in the ascendancy.
 
The deadlock was broken on the half-hour mark, as Theo Archibald marked his Moss Rose debut with a goal to remember.
 
Cutting in from the right, the Scotsman unleashed an unstoppable curling strike which gave the visiting 'keeper no chance of retrieving.
 
The breakthrough acted as a catalyst in terms of our offensive threat, as an array of chances to double our lead went begging before the interval.
 
Josh Coulson then saw his effort brilliantly saved by Owen Evans just after the restart, yet Macc then began to turn the screw in our bid to secure our first victory of the season.
 
On 68 minutes the Moss Rose faithful were in raptures once more, as Ben Stephens' innovative through-ball set Emmanuel Osadebe free and he made no mistake in sliding the ball under Dean Brill to give Macc a two-goal cushion.
 
The scoring was complete seven minutes from time, when Theo Vassell became the third Moss Rose debutant to find the back of the net. The defender rose highest to meet a tantalising corner and managed to steer a powerful header past Brill - much to the delight of the Star Lane End faithful.
 
Here are the match highlights -
 

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