Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Buoyed by a 3-2 win over Carlisle, Leyton Orient will look to retain top position in the League Two when they face Gillingham on Matchday 16. The O’s looked sharp in front of goal at the weekend, with Theodore Archibald scoring a brace, and we are positive that the Scotland international, who provided an assist for Aaron Drinan against the Cumbrians as well, will prove a handful for the opposition back-line.
The Gills, on the other hand, have drawn each of their last three league fixtures, with the team sitting in the danger zone ahead of the trip to Leyton. Anyhow, home win should be considered as Neil Harris’ troops have been struggling on the travels this term. It has to be noted that Gillingham have netted only two goals in six away games this season. Cheye Alexander has overcome his injury, but Olly Lee remains in the recovery room.
Highlighted Player (Craig Clay):
After spending his youth career at Chesterfield, Craig Clay continued wearing the Spireites jersey at senior level. The English midfielder made 27 appearances for Chesterfield in the league before signing a deal with York City in the 2013/2014 season.
It has to be noted that he played for the likes of Barrow and Alfreton Town on loan as well before signing the deal with the Minstermen. Born in Nottingham, England on May 5, 1992, Craig Clay was part of Halifax Town, Worksop Town, Grimsby Town, and Motherwell squad as well in the past. Nowadays, the 180-cm tall midfielder plays for Leyton Orient in the League Two, the English fourth tier.
He made his League Two debut with the O’s on August 3, 2019, in a 1-0 win over Cheltenham Town. Craig Clay has one cap with the England C national team as he represented the Three Lions in a 2-0 win over the Ukraine U20 team on March 22, 2016.
Highlighted Team (Gillingham):
Founded back in 1893, Gillingham FC are an English club that compete in the League One. The Gills are well known for their blue shirts with black stripes, but they wear white shirts with a little yellow and blue, and yellow shirts when playing on the travels.
Priestfield Stadium is the club’s home ground, with the venue holding up to 11,582 spectators. Gillingham City have been playing at the stadium since the club’s foundation. Speaking of the club’s main rivals, over the years the Gills have built up a rivalry to Swindon Town. However, it has to be noted that Swindon fans do not consider Gillingham their biggest rivals.
Former goalkeeper Roy Hillyard is the Gillingham City player with the most appearances. The English shot-stopper played for Gillingham City from 1974 to 1991, making 655 appearances for the club. Brian Yeo is the team’s all-time top scorer, netting 149 goals in 387 appearances for the club from 1963 to 1975.