Justin Edinburgh’s Leyton Orient tenure got off to a losing start as the O’s went down to a 1-0 defeat to Sollihull Moors.

The game’s only goal came just before the hour mark when Liam Daly struck for the National League’s basement side.

In doing so, Daly condemned the Brisbane Road club to their 15th straight league game without a win and left the O’s 21st in the table.

Edinburgh’s first team sheet featured one particularly surprising decision as he opted to start goalkeeping coach Dean Brill between the sticks.

It was his first appearance since a 1-1 draw with Inverness against Celtic in April 2015.

He was worked frequently in a first half in which the hosts had the better of the game, but Orient stood firm until the 58th minute.

Daly eventually broke the deadlock by heading beyond Brill and Orient couldn’t mount a meaningful comeback against their fellow strugglers.

Moors could have extended their lead when Paul Green was fouled in the box, but Darren Carter struck the post with the resulting spot kick.

The defeat means Orient have won just once in 17 games in all competitions and are in dire need of an upturn in fortunes.

They will look to lift themselves in time for the visit of Sutton United, who beat them 2-0 on the opening day, next Saturday.