Cables help Orient plan Everton League Cup exit

| August 28, 2012 | 1 Comment

Prescot Cables could have a hand in a League Cup giant-killing if Leyton Orient knock out Premiership side Everton tomorrow (Wednesday) night.

The Evo Stik League North (non league tier four) club has agreed to allow Orient train at Valerie Park prior to the League One side’s trip to Goodison Park to take on the Blues.

The news was announced this week after Orient contacted Cables to ask the favour. The club is staying in a hotel near to the ground, away from the busy Liverpool city centre venues usually chosen by away sides.

The team is expected to spend just 45 minutes on the pitch preparing for the second round tie before heading to Goodison Park.

Cables chairman Tony Zeverona told FootballEditorial.com he was delighted to welcome the club to Cables, whose pitch has been prepared for the visit after heavy rain on Merseyside in recent days.

He revealed Cables were not being paid for the hospitality, but Orient will hand over kits and other merchandise as a thank you.

He also said Cables would look into future opportunities to allow visiting sides to Goodison Park and Anfield the chance to train on the pitch prior to match day.

The Prescot Cables stadium, which they share with AFC Liverpool, looks in perfect condition at the beginning of the season and should suit Orient as a training venue.

The visitors to Everton will face an uphill task in the tournament after a start to the season that has seen them lose both league games so far.

The last time the teams met was an FA Cup tie in 2002 when a 3-1 victory was overshadowed by ticketing trouble that saw low prices and unreserved seating lead to several thousand fans being locked out before kickoff.

This year, Everton say they have sold 17,000 tickets after a strong start to the season and the prospect of seeing new signing Kevin Mirallas make his Goodison Park debut.

Tickets are still available for the game (which is ticket-only) at £15 for adults and £5 for children. Away fans can also buy tickets on the day at the same price.

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  1. Jim says:

    Nice story but let’s be realistic, you aren’t going to win.

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