It’s safe to say without Max Harrold, Leyton Orient would be in deep trouble.
The striker’s 94th-minute equaliser salvaged a point for Justin Edinburgh’s side on a day where Salford City was able to do the business and go top of the National League table by just one point, and Orient are now starting to show their cracks.
For Orient fans, having to rely on a dramatic late equaliser at home to a side that slap-bang in mid-table should be a worrisome sign. These are the games that the O’s made light work of earlier in the season, but as we approach the final matches and with each passing test becoming more and more important, it’s becoming quickly apparent that the east London side are cracking under the pressure.
With an upcoming game against Eastleigh fast approaching, dropping points against the current 7th placed side in the league table at home could signal the end of Orient’s title hopes, as after that encounter the O’s will be level on games played with Salford.
Optimism was high about a National League title due to Orient having two games in hand and being four points ahead of Salford not too long ago, but as things do in football, it has all changed around far too quickly and all for the worse.
No wins in three have put the pressure on Edinburgh’s side, who could now find themselves losing out on an automatic promotion spot if they continue to drop points against lacklustre opposition, and with five games to go, fortunes need to change sooner rather than later.
Leyton Orient fans, can the club regain their form? Let us know!