Leyton Orient’s control of the game was the most pleasing aspect of their 2-1 over Cambridge United for head coach Ross Embleton.

The O’s led 2-0 at the break through goals from Jordan Maguire-Drew and Danny Johnson, and even when Paul Mullin pulled one back for the U’s midway through the second half, Orient rarely looked like conceding an equaliser.

Indeed, the closest Cambridge came to levelling was in the dying minutes when Jack Roles sent an effort towards the top corner, but Lawrence Vigouroux, who had been a spectator for large parts of the game, produced an excellent save to tip it over the bar.

Orient shaded the possession stats with 54 per cent but had five more attempts at goal than their opponents and generally looked more comfortable on the ball all afternoon, eventually doing enough to extend their unbeaten home run to seven games.

Embleton said after the match: “I’m very disappointed with the goal we let in but I think today, especially in the first hour, we showed some real control on the game and I think, probably for the first time in a while, created a lot more opportunities at goal.

“I’m pleased with the all-round performance, I’m pleased to get over the line and it’s pleasing that we managed to see it through.

“I’m proud of [the home record]. I’ve talked to Matt Porter and we’ve talked about how the majority of our fans watch us at home so we want to go and put on results and performances that are going to get people excited because they’re the people that come every week.

“It’s great winning away from home and it’s a delight to celebrate with the away fans but ultimately we’ve got 5,000 people here and we want to put a smile on their faces.

“Last year it was a tough place for anybody to come but we weren’t picking up the results and certainly weren’t putting in the performances that we wanted. We’ve corrected it and I feel we’re really making it a difficult place to come.”