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A lacklustre Leyton Orient were comfortably beaten 2-0 by Boreham Wood at Meadow Park.

The hosts bossed the game throughout and goals from Danny Woodards and Keiran Murtagh sealed a convincing win against the promotion chasing O’s.

Orient have little time to feel sorry for themselves, and will hope home comforts can bring an improved display against Halifax Town on Tuesday.

The O’s arrived at Meadow Park on the back of a fine fun of four games on the bounce without defeat and brought a typically boisterous following with them.

The over 1,000 Orient fans in the stadium, along with members of the media who were bizarrely charged an omission fee, helped Wood bring in a bumper attendance at their home ground.

Wood in contrast have hit a blip in recent weeks and were looking to halt a run of two defeats on the spin.

A fairly even start saw both sides struggle to exert a measure of control on proceedings and Henry Ochieng’s effort from the edge of the box, which curled harmlessly wide, was the clearest sight of goal of the opening stages.

The Wood were not shy in coming forward and a fine burst down the right almost yielded the first goal as Kane Smith fizzed a low cross along the six yard box.

Heavy rain had made the surface incredibly quick and Orient were fortunate to see the ball skip off the turn and to safety with a host of strikers closing in.

Luke Garrard’s side were enjoying the better of the game and repeated service from the flanks was proving profitable and putting a resolute O’s defence under pressure.

Jobi McAnuff had been Orient’s most creative outlet and he had their first effort of any note on 20 minutes, cutting in from the left and curling tamely into the arms of Grant Smith.

Still it was the home side who looked the more likely and a foul from McAnuff some 25 yards from goal saw them go close after 26 minutes.

Bruno Andrade, a powerful presence throughout, tried his luck and had Charlie Grainger scrambling across his goal as the ball dropped just over the bar.

The hosts took a well-earned lead with 34 minutes played when a fine through ball found Andrade and he beat the onrushing Grainger with a low drive.

George Elokobi did superbly to block the shot on the line but his clearance ran invitingly to Woodards who smashed into the empty net from the centre of the box.

It was more than Wood deserved and orient failed to muster a reaction ahead of the half-time interval.

When they did get through their finishing was found wanting and Macauley Bonne, so lethal clinical when scoring a hat-trick last week, blazed over the bar when one on one from the O’s best chance of the half.

Despite the below-par first half offering from his side, Steve Davis opted against making any changes at half-time, instead trusting the XI which started the game to turn matters around.

His faith was misplaced and a slow start to the second half saw Orient fall further behind six minutes after the restart.

The goal was hugely avoidable as George Elokobi looked to turn the ball back inside when clearing his lines would have been the sensible option.

The ball broke to a Wood man and a square pass gave Murtagh a simple finish from six yards to double the hosts lead.

Elokobi was having a spell to forget and even his ever-reliable upper-body strength came under scrutiny moments after the concession of the second.

The former Wolves man was unceremoniously pushed off the ball by Andrade and he collected possession before curling just wide.

Davis looked to add further attacking impetus with the introduction of Matt Harrold, but, in truth, the striker could do little to inspire a wilting O’s.

Orient never looked like getting back into the game and Wood scarcely even worked up a sweat as they claimed the most routine of wins.

To add insult to injury Orient ended the game with 10 men as Elokobi limped off late in the game.