Orient Mount Comeback In Six-Goal Thriller

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Leyton Orient fought back from 3-1 down to salvage a point at home to Gillingham.

The O`s took the lead on the 31st minute when Lloyd James, who was making his first start since September, smashed a superb penalty kick into the top corner.

Gillingham equalised soon after however as Jermaine McGlashan tapped in from close rang before Cody McDonald headed home two minutes before half time to give the Gills the advantage going into the break.

McDonald then added his second of the afternoon ten minutes after the restart from the penalty spot.

Darius Henderson came on as a second half substitute for Orient and the forward pulled a goal back with just under 25 minutes remaining.

As the game turned into an open affair going from end-to-end, Alex Cisak pulled off a string of tremendous saves before Orient levelled the score with five minutes left.

A swift piece of passing by the O`s ended up with Josh Wright finding some space in the box and the midfielder followed up his winner at Coventry last week by curling a shot beyond the dive of Glenn Morris.

The draw sees Orient remain in 20th in League 1 but a win on Saturday at Crewe could move the O`s up as high as 15th.

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