Justin Edinburgh hailed a fine performance as his Leyton Orient side claimed a 1-0 win on the road against Chester on Tuesday night.

James Brophy scored the only goal with 22 minutes to play in the National League clash at Deva Stadium to lift his side to 15th in the table - some eight points clear of danger.

It was the O’s second away win on the spin, having also beaten AFC Fylde 1-0 on Saturday, and Edinburgh was quick to praise a commanding display from his side.

“We certainly do love a 1-0 at the moment,” the Orient boss said. “It was another fantastic away performance.

“We were organised, we were really assured and it was a credit to the players. They showed phenomenal work-rate, were organised and we were always a threat.”

While three points is always welcome no matter by what scoreline they are acquired, the O’s would do well to find a clinical edge in front of goal to match their defensive solidity.

Orient’s failure to turn territory into clear-cut chances was the one criticism Edinburgh had for his players in the wake of Tuesday’s win.

“I don’t want to keep saying it, but the scoreline should have been a greater number tonight, not because the keeper is making saves or us making chances, but because of the opportunities we had to get the ball into better areas,” he said.

“That is a slight criticism of a group that are continually improving all the time and pulling out performances.”

Tuesday night’s win was made all the more impressive as it saw Orient produce back-to-back away wins and deal with a hefty travel load to come away with six points.

Edinburgh praised his side’s fitness levels and once again took the chance to highlight the manner in which the O’s have improved in recent weeks.

“They are a fit group with a real belief and trust among them now. For me, the game management is improving week by week,” he said.

“It is difficult because we have had two long journeys with a lot of travelling.”

The travel did, however, take its toil on George Elokobi and the defender was left out of the clash against Chester.

Dan Happe stepped in to fill the burly 32-tear-old’s shoes and produced a display which pleased Edinburgh.

He said: “The travelling has probably cost us George Elokobi tonight.

“Dan Happe has stepped in at really short notice and given a really assured performance after a shaky start so I was pleased for Dan.”

Orient will look to build on their productive week as they turn their attention to their FA Trophy quarter-final clash with Gateshead on Saturday.