DIVISION ONE NORTH Hillingdon Borough 0 Leyton 4
Possession might be nine-tenths of the law but on a football pitch it counts for little unless it turns into goals.
Rock bottom Hillingdon Borough had the majority of the play, territorial advantage and the better chances, yet they still ended up on the wrong end of a 4-0 score line at home to mid-table Leyton.
Boro's 25th defeat of the season left them 10 points adrift of safety with just 13 games to go.
Leyton took the lead with their first attack when Ross Edwards struck the crossbar with a free header and Des Thomas followed up to head home the rebound, and although Boro dominated the next 30 minutes they lacked conviction in front of goal.
When a simple break out and through ball gave Andrew Thomas the chance to skip past keeper Ben Harris and place the ball into an unguarded net, Boro found themselves 2-0 down.
Early in the second half Hillingdon were awarded a penalty when Dave Stevens was nudged in the back but even then they could not find the net as Zac Gill fired weakly and straight at Elliott Justham, who shovelled the ball wide for a corner.
Not long after, following a series of missed tackles, the ball was threaded through to Daniel Gabriel, whose clinical cross-shot found its target and Boro were 3-0 down.
Gill nearly made amends for his penalty miss when his goalbound shot was tipped over but another breakaway led to a fourth goal for the visitors, Michael Bakare getting on the end of a deep cross to fire past Harris and in off the far post.
Hillingdon continued to push forward and Luke Beardsworth, Shaun Grant and Joe Gallagher all had their chances but all were denied by Justham. HILLINGDON: Harris, Gill, Fongho, Gallagher, Edwards, Stevens, Williams, Warrell, Marney, Beardsworth, Grant. Subs: Midega, Edmunds, Jolliffe.
Goals, Boro: None. Leyton: D Thomas 1; A Thomas 20; Gabriel 60; Bakare 75. Att: 40.