Eastleigh lost 3-2 away to league leaders Leyton Orient


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Paul McCallum’s brace was not enough

Leyton Orient twice came from behind to secure all three points in a thrilling win over Ben Streven’s Eastleigh to move top of the National League table.

Eastleigh took the lead in the sixth minute through Paul McCallum, moments after the striker had seen a header cleared off the line.

Soon after Josh Koroma tapped in an equaliser at the back post following a long through ball, only for McCallum to score his and Eastleigh’s second in the 21st minute.

Macauley Bonne struck a second equaliser with his 22nd league goal of the season before James Brophy netted what proved to the winner in the 61st minute. The Spitfires now take on Gateshead at home on Saturday in a must win game at The Silverlake Stadium.