Search

Webb dreaming of promotion and FA Trophy double

PUBLISHED: 11:00 21 February 2019

Jamie Turley celebrates after scoring for Leyton Orient against Blyth Spartans (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Jamie Turley celebrates after scoring for Leyton Orient against Blyth Spartans (pic: Simon O'Connor).

07958 573219 simon.oconnor@virgin.net

The Leyton Orient coach wouldn’t mind a number of Tuesday night league fixtures if it means O’s achieve success on two fronts

Leyton Orient coach Danny Webb issues instruction from the touchline last season (pic: Simon O'Connor).Leyton Orient coach Danny Webb issues instruction from the touchline last season (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Leyton Orient travel to Brackley Town this weekend in the FA Trophy quarter-finals looking to remain on course for a historic double.

It is a rare feat to win the title and also triumph at Wembley in a competition which has been running since 1969.

Only three clubs have won both the league championship and the Trophy and they are Wealdstone (1985), Colchester United (1992) and Wycombe Wanderers (1993).

While those achievements were recorded plenty of years ago, it shows it can be done and more recently a handful of clubs have won the cup tournament while also sealing promotion to the Football League.

Josh Coulson, now at O’s, did just this with Cambridge United in 2014 and prior to that, York City capped off a memorable 2012 with a Wembley Trophy win and a play-off victory, also at the national stadium.

Orient’s first-team development coach Danny Webb is hopeful this group of players can continue to fight on two fronts.

He said: “This Trophy run might bring a few Tuesday nights now, but if you said to the fans in an ideal world we get promotion and we have everyone fit and they get a day out at Wembley, it would be fantastic.”

Not many in O’s squad can say they have played under the arch in Brent, but one did get close to doing so last season.

Jamie Turley spent the 2017/18 campaign on loan at Boreham Wood from Newport County and helped them qualify for the play-offs.

The centre back scored in the 2-1 win over AFC Fylde which sent Luke Garrard’s men into the semi-finals, but he suffered a broken jaw during the victory and therefore was unavailable for the clash with Tranmere Rovers in the final.

Having been a frustrated spectator in May, Turley would love to return there with the O’s this time around.

“This competition gives us a chance to have a trip to Wembley,” he said. “I missed out last year, so it is an ambition of mine to get there and in the cup everyone is up for it.”

Related articles

Latest East London Sports News

14:00

Hornchurch manager Mark Stimson has heaped praise on player-manager Jamie Cureton for the job he’s doing at Bishop’s Stortford.

13:00

Leyton Orient head for Vanarama National League North outfit Telford United for the second leg of their Buildbase FA Trophy semi-final on Saturday.

Leyton Orient remain on course for a historic ‘Non-League Double’ but won’t have it all their own way in Shropshire

Yesterday, 17:00

British rivals to meet at the Copper Box Arena this weekend

Yesterday, 17:00

A round-up of the latest matches involving East London sides

Yesterday, 15:00

The pair have struck up a wonderful partnership this season and reunited it briefly last weekend

Yesterday, 13:00

The young boxer defeated Barton Hill’s Jimmy Gilheaney on points last weekend

Yesterday, 11:00

The club’s record attendance at New Bucks Head is 5,710, but this may be beaten for the visit of Leyton Orient

PROMOTED CONTENT

It’s the debate fans across the UK are discussing - so where better to find out more about the iconic burger than behind the scenes in a local McDonald’s restaurant?

Are you a landlord looking for a fixed rental income, paid whether the property is empty or not? Steve Westley, general manager at estate agents Elliot Leigh, explains their Guaranteed Rent Scheme and how it takes the stress out of letting your property.

Newsletter Sign Up

East London Advertiser regular newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read sport

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Docklands and East London Advertiser
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now

Most Read

Latest from the East London Advertiser

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists