Danny Johnson felt a “weight off his shoulders” when he scored his first goal for Leyton Orient against Oldham Athletic yesterday.

While it wasn’t a pretty strike, tapping in from virtually on the line after the ball had deflected his way, it was an important one for the side to confirm a 2-2 draw against another of the sides at the wrong end of the table with them.

Johnson said: “It’s a weight off the shoulders. I’ve played the last few games and not really had that many chances. I had a few in the first half today which I was probably trying a bit too hard to get that first goal but now that first one has gone in it’s a weight off the shoulders so now I can relax and get on with playing football.

“I think we’ve done well to control the game. We gave them two goals really, and from set-pieces, which has put us on the back foot. We do need to do better, just in general, in the way that we play and defending set-pieces, and obviously going forward we need to try and control it for longer spells of the game than we did.

“It’s a point to keep the unbeaten run going at home. We put more pressure on ourselves to go and get a win. Coming up against teams like this, if you want to kick on then you need three points.”