A “massively” disappointed Carl Fletcher admitted Leyton Orient’s performance was not good enough after they crashed out of the FA Cup following a shock 2-1 defeat to non-league Maldon & Tiptree.

Goals from Danny Parish and Jorome Slew put the eighth-tier side 2-0 up and although substitute James Dayton pulled one goal back, the O’s were unable to prevent a dismal first round exit.

Asked how much the defeat hurt, the O’s manager told the club website: “Massively. Any defeat is really tough. FA Cup games, we know they’re always banana skins, but from our point of view we’re really disappointed.

“(We had) lots of possession, lots of chances, we didn’t take them, but there’s a lot to improve on. There’s a process to go forward and improving and try and work on things and we know today is not good enough.

“We know we need to win these games and that’s disappointing from our point of view, but credit to Maldon and congratulations to them.”

The Isthmian League North Division took both of their goals well, but Fletcher commented: “Any goal you concede there’s always mistakes. Like I said, there’s lots to work on and lots of things we need to improve on and you try and look at the bigger picture going forward, but at the minute we’re really disappointed with the level that we put out and that’s not something we want going forward.”