Sutton United manager Paul Doswell hailed his side's 1-0 win at Leyton Orient on Saturday as one of the best results in his 10 years at the club.

The U's knocked National League leaders Leyton Orient off their perch thanks to a 49th minute strike by the impressive Jonah Ayunga, inflicting the East London side's first defeat of the season.

"That ranks as one of my best wins in the league," Doswell told SUFCtv. "That performance, with the momentum Orient had, is up there with beating Lincoln away and beating Tranmere away.

"They've just gone a record number of unbeaten games and have been regularly scoring threes, fours and fives.

"But we always felt we could get to them at the back and so it proved."

The strength of Doswell's squad was evident as the U's secured the points without captain Jamie Collins, Josh Taylor and Kieron Cadogan and had the likes of Dan Wishart, Tom Bolarinwa and Harry Beautyman on the bench.

Sutton were well set up to deal with the league's most potent attack which included the division's top scorer Macauley Bonne and limited the O's to just a handful of chances.

"I don't remember [Jamie] Butler having any real saves to make," said Doswell. "That's a credit to the 10 outfield players who put their bodies on the line for the club.

"Dean Beckwith and Cloughy (defender Charlie Clough) were outstanding today as were Dale Bennett and Aswad Thomas.

"It was almost a back five as we played Nicky Bailey in front of Bonne and stopped him. The fact he hasn't scored is a credit to how we went about it tactically and also Nicky's intelligence in the game."

Livewire striker Ayunga has caught the eye since making the switch to Gander Green Lane over the summer.

The former Brighton and Hove Albion frontman has shown he's a handful for the league's meanest defences with outstanding displays against Wrexham and Orient.

His low, raking drive from 20 yards crept past goalkeeper Dean Brill and into the net to spark jubilant scenes from United's 300 travelling fans.

Doswell said it was just what his team deserved for a bold approach to the game.

"I've watched teams come here, defend for their lives and not get anything," he said.

"I took the view on Thursday that we'd have a go and that included playing three strikers who are 20, 20 and 21.

"They give you that pace, that enthusiasm. Technically they're good.

"It'd be nice if Jonah could win a header every now and then because he's six foot four but he's got everything else at the minute.

"We put a front line out there today who are babies in comparison to what this league can be about and they're getting better with every game."

The victory sees Sutton move up to sixth in the National League table as they prepare for three lengthy away trips over the next month starting with Barrow next Saturday (October 6).