Stevenage 2-2 Leyton Orient: Orient steal a point
Last Updated: 02/01/16 7:52pm
Jay Simpson scored his 20th goal of the season to come to Leyton Orient's rescue right at the death as his side claimed a 2-2 draw after a dramatic finish at Stevenage.
The O's looked set for a losing start to 2016 after French striker Armand Gnanduillet scored twice from the bench, but the Football League's top scorer was their salvation.
The visitors were awarded a penalty just before the hour mark as Fraser Franks was judged to have handled Simpson's shot and he calmly stroked his spot-kick into the net.
The hosts were able to draw level with 14 minutes left as Tom Pett's cross-shot from the right was headed in Gnanduillet from close range.
And the game was soon turned on its head as fellow substitute Ben Kennedy chipped a lovely ball ahead for Gnanduillet to run on to and thump into the bottom corner.
But the O's were able to salvage a point two minutes into stoppage time when the ball fell to Simpson and he dug his shot into the top corner.