Leyton Orient recorded their first win of the season as they beat Cambridge 2-0 at Brisbane Road.

The visitors, who began the match as league leaders, had no answer to a determined home side who scored through Shaq Forde after 29 minutes and Theo Archibald in the 57th minute.

It was a memorable first league start for striker Forde, signed on a season-long loan from Watford. The 19 year-old was on hand to turn a deflection into the net following a Jordan Graham shot .

The O’s nearly doubled their advantage two minutes later when winger Archibald, a persistent menace to the U’s throughout the afternoon, rattled the crossbar with a thunderous shot from outside the box.

The visitors posed little threat, although O’s keeper Sol Brynn was forced into a save when Sullay Kaikai broke free just after the interval.

Archibald was rewarded for his influential performance when he gathered a pass from Tom James and drove the ball past Jack Stevens from 15 yards.

Full of confidence, the O’s continued to play purposefully to complete a convincing victory.