Louis Dennis said there were “positives to take” from Leyton Orient’s 2-2 draw against Exeter City.

Dennis’ first goal for the club had put the O’s 2-1 ahead after Pierce Sweeney’s opener and Lee Angol’s equaliser, but a late penalty from Nicky Law ensured a share of the points.

After the game, Dennis told the club website: “It’s definitely [a good result]. There’s positives to take out of the game. Obviously wanted to come and try and get a clean sheet but they put pressure on in the second half and that was difficult but I think we showed great character to bounce back from the Swindon defeat and get something out of the game.

“I thought the defence was outstanding today. They had to deal with waves and waves of attacks. I think we looked harder to break down and we did well and showed good spirit to get something out of the game.”

After the scores were level at the break, Dennis’ deflected strike shortly after the restart put the O’s ahead for the first time, and although it went in off an Exeter defender, he will certainly be claiming the goal.

He said: “I’m going to check the internet to see if they gave it to anyone else! Lee took his goal very well and had to react off Gormo [Dale Gorman’s] shot and took his touch. That’s what he does in front of goal.

“For myself, I’m just happy to get off the mark really. I know it did take a nick but it’s nice to get in front, we had something to hang onto and like I said, they put pressure on but we showed resilience and on other days they could have maybe nicked it but we got something out of the game and that’s the most important thing.”