Cup football may be all about progressing to the next round, but Leyton Orient boss Justin Edinburgh was still disappointed with his side’s display as they overcame Bognor Regis Town.

The O’s struggled to a 2-1 win over their National League South opponents and needed extra-time to do so at Nyewood Lane.

Josh Koroma provided the winning blow after Macauley Bonne’s opener had been cancelled out in the dying stages by Jimmy Muitt.

Edinburgh was ultimately relieved to make it into the third round but remained frustrated by the manner in which his side were made to toil.

He said: “I think we made extremely hard work of the game. Obviously the scoreline is the important thing in cup competitions, but we were below the standards we have set over the last four, five or six games.

“In all, I am pleased with the result while being disappointed with the performance.”

Perhaps one of the biggest plus points from Saturdays hard-fought win came in the form of George Elokobi making his return to fitness.

The influential centre-back has not featured for the O’s since a 2-0 defeat to Boreham Wood on Saturday, September 9.

Elokobi’s experience has made him a leader in the Orient dressing room since his arrival at Brisbane Road in July and he is well-liked among fans.

With this in mind, Edinburgh felt his return carried as much importance as Saturday’s victory.

“There are positives to take from today’s game, not as a collective, but individually,” he said.

“George got 60 minutes after a long period of time out. It was a very good game to get him back in for and there were no ill-effects so we are pleased.”

Saturday’s game also saw new loan signing Lamar Reynolds make his first start for the club and he produced a performance which impressed Edinburgh.

“We game Lamar Reynolds his full debut and he showed glimpses of his ability,” the O’s head coach said of the 22-year-old.

“On another day he could have had four or five goals so there are some bright things.”

With their place in the FA Trophy secure, Orient return their attention to National League commitments on Saturday.

They take on 16th placed Halifax Town away from home and will look to make it three games in a row without defeat.Victory will see them leapfrog Halifax.