Daryl McMahon leapt into the air as Corey Whitely’s equaliser hit the back of the net at Leyton Orient on Tuesday night and the Ebbsfleet United boss was adamant it was the least his side deserved on a night when it appeared they might yet again be frustrated by a single goal.

And McMahon felt the late Fleet strike was just reward for the visitors’ first-half display and dominant possession of the ball against a team much fancied to be in the race for promotion.

“We should have had all three [points] and I thought we were absolutely outstanding tonight,” McMahon told BBC Radio Kent’s Charles Webster. “The first-half performance was probably the best since I’ve been a manager at this club. To come to the biggest club in the division and I thought we absolutely dominated, properly dominated, played unbelievable football. I’m proud as punch of them tonight with that performance. They had a couple of counter-attacks. We had a few as well but in terms of dominating the football, it was us.

“I don’t think anyone could have complained if we had of won the game tonight with the chances we had. The way we played as well was pleasing, something that’s really important to me that we play the right style of football and I thought we were superb. They didn’t get the result they deserved but you keep playing like that, you will.”

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