Leyton Orient boss Justin Edinburgh felt his side were unfortunate to be denied a second half winner in their 0-0 draw with Boreham Wood.

Macauley Bonne had the ball in the net as the game neared its conclusion at Brisbane Road, only for referee Sam Allison the blow up for a foul by David Mooney on Wood keeper Grant Smith.

Edinburgh felt the call was harsh on his side and insisted Alison would regret his decision upon second viewing.

He said: "I am fortunate enough to see it again which the referee isn't at the time. I think once he sees it again he will be disappointed that he has disallowed the goal.

"It is a missed opportunity and another key decision which has gone against us."

While Orient would likely have taken all three points had Bonne's strike stood, they could still be pleased with a point against a Wood side chasing a National League play-off berth.

They rode their luck at times in the first half, not least when the visitors struck the crossbar through Angelo Balanta's close-range effort.

Dean Brill also had to be alert on a number of occasions and continued his impressive form in goal to make a string of solid stops.

Orient grew to their task in the second period and Edinburgh was pleased with what he had seen from his team.

"It was pleasing I won't lie. As a team we looked assured, resolute and have given ourselves a really solid foundation," he said.

"We were up against it in the first half and never really got a foothold on the game. We were stretched and Dean Brill was called on to make a good save.

"As the second half went on we were on the front foot,had the ascendency and played the majority of the game in their half."

The point takes Orient seven points clear of the relegation zone after a run of just one defeat in their last six league outings.

That strong sequence of results has yielded 11 points and Orient look far more complete under Edinburgh than they did his predecessor Steve Davis.

Edinburgh praised the effort Orient's squad have put in since his arrival and is certain the club is in a better position than it was before he took over.

"I am certainly pleased. I think the players' attitude and application has been good. There is always room to improve but we have given ourselves a chance to improve," he said.

"There is not doubt about it, when I came in the club was getting sucked into a relegation battle.

"We are certainly not clear of that. but we have given ourselves some breathing space. Credit to the players. one defeat in seven, you can't be too critical.

"But you always want more and we have to strive for more."

One area Orient will need to improve if they are to continue their climb up the table is in front of goal.

They have drawn a blank in their last three games after seeing out 2017 with a 1-0 loss to Bromley and playing out back-to-back goalless draws.

The O's head coach is confident Orient will find their touch in front of goal again soon, despite chances being at a premium against Wood on Saturday.

He said: "I am not worried. Today was a day where chances were very limited whereas the two previous games we could have had five or six.

"I won't lose sleep over it. I believe in the players, believe conditions were difficult today.

"What we have now is the opportunity to start working on things higher up the pitch and implement a few ideas which will help the players overcome the situation."