Leyton Orient goalscoring hero Craig Clay believes their draw against Eastleigh could prove a massive point this season.

Former Motherwell midfielder Clay was handed his first start for the O's and capped his full debut by netting a 98th minute equaliser at Brisbane Road.

Clay said: "It was obviously amazing the scenes at the end. The boys were all dragging me around and jumping on me so it was amazing and hopefully it will prove a crucial point at the end of the season."

The midfielder added: "Eastleigh are going to be up there and we know they’re going to be near the top with their big budget. Even though it’s early on in the season you look back on games like this and it’s a massive point.

"It gives you momentum and we’re still unbeaten at home. The gaffer wants us to go unbeaten all season at home which I think we’ve got the team to do it so it gives us good momentum going into Monday."

Clay has already turned his attention towards tomorrow's trip to Maidenhead United and is determined Orient build on the momentum from their late rescue act against Eastleigh.

The 25-year-old said: "Luckily I’ve come in and it’s gone well for us and I’ve got my first goal and my first start which I’m buzzing about.  

"I can’t dwell on it too much because we’ve got another big game on Monday so if we can go and get three points there it will be a good Bank Holiday for us."