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Winding up petition against Leyton Orient dismissed

A High Court hearing in London has dismissed a winding-up petition against Leyton Orient.

A winding-up petition was brought against Leyton Orient due to money they owed to four creditors after resolving unpaid taxes due to HMRC.

Leyton Orient owner, Fracesco Becchetti, was given until Monday (12th) to pay off outstanding debts or sell the club after a previous High Court hearing in March.

Fans of the club could be heard protesting against Becchetti.

After the petition was the dismissed, Matt Roper from the Leyton Orient Fans' Trust (LOFT) urged Becchetti to sell the club "urgently to any new responsible owner".

He added: "We're using a word survive [after the petition was dismissed] but it's almost a word you can't use. Our survival is almost week-to-week at the moment. Our future is being played out in the High Court, we have a very thin squad, there's no guarantees we can actually put a team out next year. So survival, yes, but in the very thinnest sense of the word."

JC

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