A first clean sheet and league away win since August left Leyton Orient boss Justin Edinburgh delighted with the way his methods are transferring onto the pitch in his fourth game - and third win - in charge.

The O's were so comfortable at Maidstone United this afternoon Dean Brill was left without a serious save to make, and instead goals from Bondz N'Gala and Macauley Bonne in either half provided the highlights in their 2-0 win.

Edinburgh said: "The players managed the game well from start to finish, we were solid and it was the best performance since I’ve been here.

"Dean Brill deserved a clean sheet, from the front-line we defended well and when they did play through us they came up against some very good defending.

"I’m asking the players to do things and they’re delivering. We look solid, we look bright and it’s plesing. Clean sheets are what good teams are built on, because there’s goals in this team and they’re a fit group. You could see that today, but we’re getting the foundations right."

The centre-back pairing of N'Gala, who will miss the Boxing Day showdown with Dagenham and Redbridge as he cannot play against his parent club, and Josh Coulson were terrific against a barrage of crosses from the hosts, especially after half-time.

And after an early Christmas present of three points for the O's fans this afternoon, Edinburgh revealed there could be a late couple to follow in the New Year.

He said: "We’d like to keep both. We’re way down the line in securing both of those, and there could be good news when the window opens."

James Dayton was withdrawn with a tight groin moments into the second half at the Gallagher Stadium, but the O's boss said the decision had been precautionary, and he is hopeful of having his in-form winger fit to face the Daggers on Tuesday.