Russell Slade presumably wasn't too happy in the way he half had ended, making the decision to withdraw Lee Morris and Marcus Stewart in favour of Darryl Knights and Anthony Barry in an attempt to allow the youthful side of Yeovil's squad to do what the experienced part of the squad was unable to do. Chris Cohen switched to the right wing as Arron Davies moved to the left, with Yeovil reverting to a standard 4-4-2 line-up.
The introduction of Knights made an early impact, with two early efforts from the Ipswich man. The first saw him turn with his back to goal, producing a flick with his boot that Glyn Garner smothered. But Garner found Knights' next attempt far more hot to handle as Wayne Gray teamed up well, with the shot by Knights palmed away by Garner for a corner.
Arron Davies finally burst into life in his new wider position and he produced a couple of whipped crosses that deflected across the penalty box causing some anxiety for the Orient defence. The visitors were trying to slow the game down and referee Keith Stroud managed probably his first positive decision of the game when he decided goalkeeper Glyn Garner had delayed one too many goal kicks, producing a yellow card for the custodian. Very quickly afterwards, Luke Chambers was booked for a foul on Arron Davies as he sprinted down the wing, with Chambers crudely taking him out.
Yeovil Town had yet another penalty appeal turned down when Terry Skiverton got a shove in the back by Brian Saah as a cross into the box saw the Yeovil captain knocked off his stride. Referee Keith Stroud with a perfect view stared right at the incident and inexplicably gave a free kick against Skiverton for handball. Minutes later another contentious decision as Nathan Jones was felled in the penalty area but again Stroud ignored the appeals.
As Yeovil built up a head of steam, Wayne Gray's strong run into the box saw him fire on goal, with the ball striking the foot of the post as Glyn Garner sprawled to his right in vain. Orient eventually scrambled the ball to safety, hacking it out for a corner as the Westland Stand spectators roared their enthusiasm at the forward play the Glovers were creating in this half.
With 15 minutes to go Yeovil finally got what they have failed to get all season - a penalty! Nathan Jones again cut in from the flank and again weaved his way into the box, beating two players as he entered the area. Adam Tann lunged in and even Keith Stroud couldn't fail to point to the spot. Up stepped Wayne GRAY with a lifeline and he calmly slotted home for the equalising goal and nothing more than Yeovil deserved.
Referee Stroud had to again speak to Glyn Garner about timewasting with the keeper already on a yellow card for an earlier offence, and Orient made a substitution to try and change their tactics for the final 15 minutes. Nathan Jones and Orient's Adam Chambers were booked after they scrapped for the ball with Jones wanting to take a free kick quickly and the Orient man refusing to give him possession. Both landed in the book - the Orient player for timewasting whilst Jones was booked for squaring up to him in the aftermath.
With seven minutes to go, and the game reaching a great climax, Yeovil struck gold-dust with a moment of luck. Orient captian John MACKIE had only just returned from suspension following a sending off, but he completed a miserable comeback - slicing the ball into his own net as he attempted to clear an Arron Davies shot across the face of the Orient penalty area. Huish Park exploded with relief and in the understandably enthusiastic celebrations, the churlish referee Keith Stroud felt he had to get in on the act with Arron Davies booked for over celebration. It's a point of debate as to whether Davies will be allowed to keep the goal or not - the Press Association have given him the strike, but most around the ground seemed convinced that Mackie's touch was the vital one.
As the game closed out, Brian Saah was booked for bringing down Darryl Knights as he sprinted past the defender. Orient now had to change around a second time with another substitution and another change of formation as they were forced to switch from mass defending to mass attacking in the final five minutes Saah really should have been off the field when he recklessly fouled Chris Cohen close to the corner flag but referee Stroud bottled the decision to bring out a second yellow card for the defender, having carded him so near the end.
Shane Tudor hit the deck as four minutes of injury time commenced, with Scott Guyett who had been introduced as a late substitute caught out as the Orient man ran across the face of Guyett, but thankfully Keith Stroud again failed to give a penalty. Once again it looked like he should have. Then almot with the final kick of the game Gary Alexander inexplicably got into space in the box as Yeovil suddenly got a touch of the jitters, but Steve Mildenhall saved his shot on goal superbly to keep Yeovil's three points in tact.
At last several hoodoos were broken on Easter Monday deep into the season. Finally Yeovil have been awarded a penalty this season after seemingly dozens of fruitless appeals throughout the preceding 40+ matches. Secondly and probably most importantly, Yeovil managed for the first time this season, to come from behind in a match at Huish Park - something that they must build on if they are to deal with the twists and turns of the remainder of the season. Rather curiously now though, manager Russell Slade has a headache ahead of Saturday's trip to Ashton Gate. Does he put his experienced duo of Lee Morris and Marcus Stewart in for the match against Bristol City with Stewart fired up against his old club? Or does he rely on two rookies in Darryl Knights and Anthony Barry who were both instrumental in transforming the Glovers fortunes and relieving the tension around Huish Park.