Steve Davis made the ideal start to his Leyton Orient reign as the O’s hammered Harlow Town 6-1 in their first game under their new boss.

Junior Dadson gave the Isthmian League Premier Division club the lead before goals from David Mooney and Tristan Abrahams put the O’s ahead at the interval.

A trialist, who impressed throughout, added a third shortly after the restart before Macauley Bonne’s double and a screamer from the same trialist completed the rout.

The O’s will hope to build on the performance when they continue their pre-season schedule away at Burnham Ramblers on Tuesday before facing Greenwich Borough next Saturday.

Regardless of the outcome of the match, there was always likely to be a party atmosphere at Barrows Farm as Orient fans took in the first football since Nigel Travis purchased the club.

His arrival and, perhaps more pertinently, the departure of the toxic influence of Francesco Becchetti has lifted the mood at the club immeasurably and optimism was the order of the day.

Those who made the trip were treated to seeing a number of new signings and trialists handed the chance to impress.

It was the hosts who made the brighter start, however, and a clever pass inside allowed Dadson to force the first save of the game.

He drove in from the left flank and fired low to Charlie Grainger’s right, but the O’s number one got down well to turn the ball wide.

Orient responded well and some decent link up play between Mooney and Abrahams released the latter on the left side of the box.

His shot lacked the power or direction to worry the Town keeper who smothered the low effort to with a simple save.

Much of Orient’s better moments were coming when Abrahams got on the ball and he again went close to breaking the deadlock with 19 minutes played.

A loose ball broke invitingly for the forward some 20 yards from goal and he wasted no time in letting fly with a fierce left-footed effort, which fizzed just wide.

It would be Harlow who found the go ahead goal just three minutes later when the O’s failed to clear a long throw and the ball dropped to Dadson on the edge of the box.

Again he caught his effort sweetly and the low shot skipped through a sea of bodies before finding the bottom corner.

The O’s were only behind for a matter of moments though after a trialists and Christian Scales linked up well on the left wing.

Scales’ low cross was perfectly placed for Mooney, who arrived unchecked to sweep in from six yards.

It was the new signing’s first sight of goal, and the manner in which he dispatched the chance will have pleased Davis who has signed the striker to add both experience and a goal threat.

The standout players off the half from an Orient perspective combined in the 41st minute to give the O’s a half-time lead as Abrahams capped a fine display with a goal.

Jake Caprice’s well-weighted cross from the right picked out Mooney at the back post who saw his diving header well saved by David Hughes.

The keeper could only parry into the danger area, though, and Abrahams reacted quickest to stab home on the slide from close range.

Davis opted to make 11 changes at the break but it did little to stop Orient’s progress, as Myles Judd made a promising early foray on the right, which almost yielded a third.

They wouldn’t have to wait long to put daylight between themselves and the hosts as a short corner was worked to one of the Orient trialists.

He shaped to shoot but instead worked the ball onto his left before finishing smartly with a driven shot across Hughes.

Judd, so impressive last season, was enjoying himself on the right and his clipped cross should have led to a fourth.

However, with the keeper committed Josh Koroma failed to control his header and diverted the ball well over the bar.

He was profligate in front of goal again just after the hour when a smart piece of play from the same trialist who found the net gave him a clear sight of goa, but he fired wide.

Bonne showed how to finish a short while later, getting on the end of a clipped cross from the right to head in a simple fourth.

He doubled his money with 10 minutes to plays he raced onto a through ball and slid a low effort into the bottom left corner.

A second from the trialists provided the final meaningful act of a productive day for the O’s, which saw them add a performance on the pitch to the positive strides made off it in recent weeks.

Picking the ball up come 30 yards from goal he let fly and left the keeper with no chance, and surely secured himself a more permanent stay at Brisbane Road in the process.