Justin Edinburgh was pleased with Leyton Orient’s performance against league leaders Macclesfield Town on Saturday and felt his side deserved all three points.

The O’s left Moss Rose with a point after Josh Koroma’s equaliser just before half-time cancelled out Danny Whitaker’s early opener.

But Orient almost snatched a late victory right at the death, as David Mooney’s goal-bound effort was superbly diverted over the bar by Macclesfield’s David Fitzpatrick, and Edinburgh felt his side’s performance merited all three points.

Speaking to Leyton Orient’s website, he said: “I thought we gave a very good account of ourselves on TV, which we haven’t done this season. I was pleased with the performance and I thought in the second half, we were the team that was going to win the game.

“I think they would look at it as an outstanding block, but we would look at it and think we should have gone on and won the game and we would have probably deserved that. But I think sometimes you have to give the opposition credit and the block at the end sums up why they’re probably going to go on and get promoted. We’ve come up against probably the eventual league winners and I thought we matched them all the way today.”

The result means Orient are now unbeaten in five games in the league, leaving them in 14th place in the table.

There were a number of positives to come out of Saturday’s game, including the performances of Koroma and Joe Widdowson, and Edinburgh was pleased with both players.

He said: “I thought Joe was excellent from start to finish. Marsh is dangerous for them and I thought Joe marked him out of the game today, so I was delighted with Joe.

“I think Marvin was excellent again alongside George Elokobi and Sam Ling at the back. I think we looked assured and very solid at the back.

“Koroma’s come into the team, he’s had to wait a little while and been patient, but he gets his reward and gets the goal.”