Leyton Orient’s resurgence under Justin Edinburgh continued this afternoon, as Josh Koroma’s strike just before half time secured the O’s a point and put Macclesfield Town’s title party on hold for another few hours at least.

The O’s had a glorious chance to snatch all three points right at the death as well, but David Mooney’s effort in the 89th minute was kept out by David Fitzpatrick, as Orient extended their unbeaten run to five league games.

Head coach Edinburgh made two changes to the side which thrashed Barrow 4-1. Fresh from scoring Orient’s second just moments after coming on last week, Koroma came into the starting line-up in place of Mooney up top, while Marvin Ekpiteta made his first start for the club after Josh Coulson was ruled out due to a broken toe.

It was Macclesfield who got off to the better start, with Nathan Blissett heading over and Danny Whittaker testing Dean Brill, but Orient thought they had taken the lead in the 12th minute when James Brophy had the ball in the back of the net, only for it to be ruled out for offside.

Just six minutes later and league leaders Macclesfield took the lead, as Whittaker’s strike from range beat Brill and flew into the back of the net to give the hosts the lead.

Fresh from taking the lead, Macclesfield had the wind in their sails and Orient had Brill to thank on the half hour mark, as he pulled off a stunning save to deny Blissett.

But the O’s would get back on level terms on the stroke of half-time, as Koroma drilled the ball low past Shwan Jalal, to notch his second goal in two games.

Orient would start the second half strongly, with Bonne and Koroma causing problems, but the latter was dealt a blow when his afternoon was brought to an abrupt end on the hour mark due to injury.

Mooney was the man to come on for Koroma and was to be involved straight away, when his cross was almost met by Macauley Bonne, but the O’s top scorer couldn’t get the connection needed.

The O’s sub would then see a header comfortably saved by Jalal, before having the chance of the second half right at the death, as after Bonne’s shot was saved, Mooney’s goal bound effort was then cleared off the line by Fitzpatrick as Orient returned to Brisbane Road with a point.

Macclesfield: Jalal, Hodgkiss ©, Fitzpatrick, Lowe, Pilkington, Marsh, Blissett, Hancox, Evans (Brugess, 25), Whitehead (Kennedy, 89), Whitaker.

Subs: Ramsbottom, Wilson, De Girolamo.

Bookings: Jalal (88)

Leyton Orient: Brill (GK), Ling, Ekpiteta, Elokobi, Widdowson, McAnuff ©, Adams, Clay, Brophy, Bonne, Koroma (Mooney, 62)

Subs: Grainger (GK), Lawless, Judd, Happe.

Referee: Peter Wright

Attendance: 3,110 (223 Orient fans)