Justin Eedinburgh said his side were “worthy” of the point they rescued late on in the 2-2 draw against FC Halifax Town.

Matt Harrold scrambled the ball home deep into injury time after Josh Koroma started the comeback in the first half following Halifax taking a two-goal advantage.

After the game, Edinburgh said: “I think, in all honesty, we were worthy of a point. On any other day I think we would have collected three but credit to the players, they went right to the end and got a valuable point to go with what was a very good performance.

“I didn’t think it was going to go in [Harrold’s goal]. We had an incredible amount of shots in good positions, probably the most we’ve had for a long period, and I didn’t think it would come but like I said, we’ve gone right to the wire and got a point out of a game that looked like it was going to slip away from us.”

After Manny Duku’s tap-in and a screamer from Devante Rodney put Halifax in control, Koroma pulled one back almost instantly with a peach of his own, and while the boss praised his forward for his all-round performance as well as the strike, he also expressed concern about the manner in which his side conceded.

He said: “It was a great strike and we know he is capable of that. I’m pleased; I thought he and [James] Brophy were very impressive today and I’m pleased with Josh for his goal, and not only that but the performance he put in.

“We aren’t going to hide away from that [the disappointing concession of goals]. Over the last two games we’ve conceded four goals. We’ve gone from one extreme to the other. Clean sheets were coming in abundance, but the goals we’re conceding are poor goals and we know we can do better.

“Collectively and individually there’s room for improvement there and we need to get back to being in control. It’s two long balls that have caused those two goals.”

The O’s have had a number of issues at the back in terms of personnel recently, with Jamie Turley, Sam Ling and Myles Judd, who are all capable of playing in the wing-back role, missing, and with Marvin Ekpiteta suspended for today’s game, Edinburgh felt as though a switch of tactics was needed.

He said: “We only had two recognised central defenders. You always look at what you have available to you and you want to put those players in their best positions. I think only Alex Lawless was out of position so it was a switch and I thought it was a good switch.

“I thought we played really well, I thought the two wide boys caused a problem for the opposition all day.

“We’re flexible. We’ve got players that can play in different formations but at the end of the day it’s not about the formation, it’s about the players and I’ll always say that. It doesn’t come down to a system or a formation, it’s about the players out on the pitch.”