Leyton Orient boss Jobi McAnuff felt his side's defensive flaws cost them against Carlisle United.

The Os twice lost a lead before conceding in the 90th minute as George Tanner won it for the Blues.

The 3-2 reverse also saw both sides have a penalty saved at the Breyer Group Stadium.

It means Orient have failed to score a spot-kick at all this season - something reporters pointed out had not happened in the Football League since the 1991/2 campaign.

Player-boss McAnuff, who started the game in the home midfield, said: "We wanted to finish off with a win, and it was a game I felt we could have done, but we haven't quite got the balance right betwen looking good offensively and being solid enough at the other end.

"To lose as we did is doubly disappointing, not the way you want to end the season [at home]."

McAnuff felt Orient had enough of the play and chances to have put Carlisle away.

He added: "We were comfortable for periods in the first half, but didn't take our chances to kill them off and, as has happened too many times, we weren't strong enough at the back and conceded goals that have cost us the result."

McAnuff said he made no apologies for setting Orient up to attack and making for an open game, the Os having been chasing results in a bid to reach the play-offs until the last week.

On Dan Kemp's penalty, which was saved by Magnus Norman, the 39-year-old added: "i have no problem someone stepping up and missing a penalty.

"Dan has been great for us, and showed great character to bounce back and score.

"I'd back him again to take the next one - he takes them in training, has taken them before and has good technique. It's just one of those things."