Steve Davis described the defending which led to Leyton Orient twice letting a lead slip in their 2-2 draw with Barrow as “unacceptable”.

David Mooney’s 19th minute strike was wiped out by Bedsente Gomis before the O’s went ahead once again through Craig Clay, only for Jordan White to level once more.

The defending for both Barrow goals left a lot to be desired as a simple ball over the top and cross proved Orient’s undoing, much to the irritation of Davis.

“We weren’t able to hold on long enough to the leads we have got and build on those. That is killing us at the moment and allowing them back into the game with a lack of marking was unacceptable,” Davis told the club website.

“If we had done our basic defending right, we wouldn’t have conceded so easily. I am really disappointed with the two goals, the marking, the tracking and the manner we conceded.

“If you score two goals away from home, you expect to win the game.”

Saturday’s draw means Orient are now without a win in seven National League games – a run of form which has taken them to within six points of the National League drop zone.

They had a number of chances to win the game with the scores tied at 2-2, leaving Davis to rue his side’s profligacy in front of goal.

“We had four or five good opportunities and their keeper has made some good saves,” he said.

“We have got to try and be clinical when we get in there. We have had really good chances to make it 3-2 ahead and hopefully from there we would win the game.”