IN the circumstances, this was a very good point for Town.
To battle through most of the game with 10 men and the last few minutes with nine was a real credit.
All the team worked extremely hard - every man jack of them - and they deserved to get something from Brisbane Road.
It was a real bonus for all the Town fans who travelled down - and there were well over 1,000 giving brilliant support - to find out that the results had gone for us again.
We are still two points clear of Torquay with a game in hand and if we can win our home games that are left, starting against Southend this Saturday, we are going to be hard to catch.
Let's hope, though, that we don't get another referee like Mr Parkes.
He spoiled the match completely.
I didn't see what Pawel Abbott was supposed to have done to get himself sent-off, but the dismissal of Boothy in the closing minutes was ridiculous.
To book him for over-celebrating his goal was ludicrous and then to send him off, for what seemed to be no more than putting his arms out to dispute another poor decision, summed up the ref's hopeless display.
We could see Jacko in the tunnel waiting to complain as the ref was escorted from the pitch, but the security men wouldn't let him get near.
It was a shame the game became all about the referee, because after Alexander had scored a brilliant opener for Orient, Town came back well.
Booth did well up front, scoring a good goal from Abbott's break and hitting the post in the second half, and he got lots of support from Danny Schofield, who ran his socks off.
The midfield of Carss and Worthington never stopped working either.
At the back, it was a real digging-in effort and no-one let us down.
Yates, Sodje and Mirfin were all very solid and my man of the match was the goalkeeper.
Rachubka made three or four top-class saves and the best was the last, from the substitute when he was clean through at the end.
The win was a credit to Town's battling and an automatic promotion spot is in our own hands.