Leyton Orient head coach Steve Davis praised his team's character after they snatched a 98th minute equaliser at home to Eastleigh.

The O's were heading for their first home defeat of the campaign but a goal from Craig Clay, deep into injury time, salvaged a 1-1 draw.

Davis said: “It was a test of character. That was what it was about today. We could have been in front with the penalty opportunity [missed by David Mooney] and we didn’t take it. They did and that was the difference really with the chances.

"I thought in terms of our play, if you take the goals out of it, we were the better team for 30 of that 45 minutes. At half-time it was just about doing more of that and finding a way of breaking them down.

"We knew at some point we’d have to take a risk. At the end we threw Josh Koroma up to try and occupy the centre-halves and maybe that helped a bit but the main thing is they showed great spirit to come back and get something out of the game.

“I always think that the way you play you earn your own luck over the season and today was a good day for us."

Eastleigh were livid after conceding a goal in the eighth minute of injury time but Davis believes if anything there should have been more time added on after a series of stoppages by the visitors.

He said: “I think there was probably more than eight minutes in many respects. I think he was quite kind putting six up as maybe nine or ten minutes would have been fair.

"Right from half-time they wasted a lot of time. Everything was 30 seconds to do and a lot of time wasting and kicking the ball away. The goalkeeper went down a few times but to be fair he’s got a nasty little injury to his eye.

"There always seemed to be stoppages in play and it altered our tempo we tried to create. I’ve no complaints about the time he added and I think it should have been more than eight."

Orient do not have long until their next game with a trip to Maidenhead United on Monday.

Davis said: “If we can get something from Monday this will be a massive point for us. We’ve got to go to Maidenhead with energy and try to get a good result."