Leyton Orient’s poor run of form continued as they exited the London Senior Cup with a 1-0 defeat away at Southern League Premier Division South side Hendon last night.

Conor Calcutt scored the only goal of the game just after the half-hour mark to send the Dons, currently 19th in their league, through to the next round.

A young O’s side, led by Danny Webb rather than head coach Carl Fletcher, took to the field with Arthur Janata, Jayden Sweeney and Shadrach Ogie all starting. Jamie Turley continued his recovery from injury and donned the captain’s armband for the game, while Myles Judd was also in the line-up.

It was captain Turley that had the first real opportunity of the game for the O’s, heading wide from an Antony Papadopulos free-kick. The defender, though, was saved by the offside flag from the assistant on the far side.

A quick counter from Hendon minutes later brought about the first save from Janata when he denied Reece Mitchell, but shortly after the hosts did take the lead when Calcutt raced onto Mitchell’s pass and fired into the far corner.

Hendon continued to look threatening and Calcutt came close to adding a second when he got a touch to a drilled cross, but he couldn’t connect properly and Orient managed to clear.

The O’s almost got an immediate response as the start of the second half when Lawrence Hammond chased down a defensive header, but Hendon managed to clear off the line.

A long-range effort from Judd provided no danger to Hendon as Orient continued their pressure, but it simply was not their night, and they exited the competition.