Leyton Orient conceded in stoppage time to draw 1-1 at home to Macclesfield Town.

James Brophy’s effort 15 minutes from time looked to have secured all three points for the O’s, but Silkmen substitute Jacob Blyth smashed home late on to rescue a point for his side.

Ross Embleton named an unchanged line-up to the one that won 3-0 away at Stevenage last week, with the only change to the squad being James Dayton’s inclusion on the bench over Matt Harrold.

Orient fashioned the first opening of the game within three minutes. A lovely move between Conor Wilkinson and Ruel Sotiriou resulted in the latter being through on goal, but his shot was palmed aside by Jonathan Mitchell.

The hosts kept up the pressure but clear-cut chances were at a premium for both sides in the first-half. Jordan Maguire-Drew had an effort bravely blocked by Fiacre Kelleher and Sotiriou, later in the half, managed to make space for himself on the edge of the area by feinting away from two defenders, but his eventual shot went comfortably over the bar.

Wilkinson had another opportunity to break the deadlock on the cusp of half-time when he flicked Josh Wright’s free-kick agonisingly wide, but it was Macclesfield who had the final effort of the half when Joe Ironside got to Arthur Gnahoua’s cross but could only poke straight at Lawrence Vigouroux.

The Silkmen also had the first opportunity of the second half when a low cross from the right found Gnahoua in the middle, but he placed wide of the goal.

Like they had in the first half, Orient dominated in terms of the few chances that were on offer, and they came close when Wright’s corner was flicked into Wilkinson’s path by a Macclesfield player, but he could only head over.

However, with the clock edging towards the final 15 minutes, the best passage of play in the game resulted in the opening goal.

The O’s took their time with a team move in and around the Macclesfield box before Craig Clay provided the decisive through ball, and Brophy ran onto it before firing across Mitchell into the bottom corner.

Realising they needed a goal, Macclesfield committed more players forward in the final minutes and the goal they craved came one minute into the three added on as substitute Jacob Blyth fired home, despite the best efforts of Marvin Ekpiteta on the line.

The point leaves Orient 19th in the League Two table ahead of this week’s home game against Mansfield Town.

Orient line-up: Vigouroux, Ekpiteta, Clay, Wilkinson (Angol 68), Maguire-Drew (Johnson 59), Happe (Coulson 45), Brophy, Sotiriou, Marsh, Cisse, Wright

Subs not used: Sargeant, Widdowson, Dayton, Kyprianou,