Leyton Orient began life after Steve Davis with a battling point as they came from behind to draw 1-1 with Dover Athletic.

Nortei Nortey put the National pace setters ahead in the first half before Craig Clay stuck with 12 minutes to play to ensure the spoils were shared.

The draw, while a welcome one after the upheaval of Davis sacking on Monday, means the O’s are without a win in 12 league games.

Dover started the game in a manner befitting a side pushing for the title and worked Sam Sargeant through James Alabi’s effort.

Orient responded well to the early attack and went close when Macauley Bonne glanced a header just over the bar.

It would be Dover who took the lead, however, when Nortey was picked out by Alabi and curled in for the opener.

Mitch Brundle almost gave Orient a fortuitous lead when inadvertently turning Jake Caprice’s cross just wide.

Orient spent much of the second period pushing for an equaliser and the introduction of Alex Lawless allowed them to get on the front foot.

They were rewarded for their endeavour when Bonne headed on to James Dayton and he played a precise pass into Clay.

The midfielder cut inside his marker and calmly finished to pull the home side level.

Orient pushed for a winner, but a free-kick form Jobi McAnuff, which went over, was as close as they came to getting one.

Interim managerial team Ross Embleton and Dean Brill will look to build on the draw when Orient host Chester on Tuesday.