EASTLEIGH were cruelly denied victory at Leyton Orient this afternoon by a goal deep into stoppage time.

Richard Hill’s Spitfires were looking good for all three points thanks to an Ayo Obileye penalty.

But with the second half ticking into its eighth added minute, Craig Clay rescued the Londoners a National League point in a 1-1 draw.

Orient had blown the chance of taking a first-half lead when skipper David Mooney miscued from the spot after Sam Wood had brought down James Dayton in the box with half-hour gone.

Obileye showed how it should be done in first-half stoppage time, calmly striking the ball straight down the middle from 12 yards following Alex Lawless’s challenge on Mark Yeates.

Graham Stack, back in the Eastleigh goal after injury, needed treatment after a 63rd-minute collision with Orient’s Jake Caprice.

And it was in the dying seconds of time added on that Clay, making his first league start, forced a dramatic, late leveller.

The Spitfires are tenth heading into Monday's bank holiday fixture at home to fifth-placed Aldershot Town (3pm).