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Cisak admits Scunthorpe defeat a ‘painful’ one to accept

09:00 16 December 2015

Leyton Orient goalkeeper Alex Cisak (green) looks downbeat after Scunthorpe open the scoring at Glanford Park (pic: Simon O

Leyton Orient goalkeeper Alex Cisak (green) looks downbeat after Scunthorpe open the scoring at Glanford Park (pic: Simon O'Connor).

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The Australian goalkeeper reflects on three-goal loss at Glanford Park and how they didn’t take their chances

Leyton Orient defender Sean Clohessy can't believe his mistake that help Scunthorpe United score the opening goal of the FA Cup second round replay (pic: Simon O'Connor).Leyton Orient defender Sean Clohessy can't believe his mistake that help Scunthorpe United score the opening goal of the FA Cup second round replay (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Leyton Orient goalkeeper Alex Cisak was frustrated after his side exited the FA Cup following a 3-0 defeat to Scunthorpe United.

The tie at Glanford Park was in the balance at half time, but Ian Hendon’s men had dominated the opening 45.

A poor mistake involving Jobi McAnuff and Sean Clohessy resulted in Jean-Yves M’voto deflecting in Neal Bishop’s shot with 55 minutes played in the second round replay.

Orient would have hoped to hit back after that, but just five minutes later conceded again as Iron captain Jack King bundled the ball in following a corner kick.

It was an uphill battle for the visitors now and Scunthorpe ensured it was them that would be going Chelsea on January 10 when Hakeeb Adelakun slotted home the third deep into injury time.

Cisak said: “We kept the ball really well first half, creating a lot of chances and I don’t think they had any opportunities.

“They had a shot from the edge of the box and that was it really. I saved a header, but apart from that they didn’t really trouble us.

“We had a plan in the first half and then second half that first goal killed our momentum completely and it was going wide. I have seen it on video so the deflection has brought it back in, which is very unfortunate.”

It has been a case of déjà vu for the O’s on so many times this season as they have dominated games before conceding from nothing.

That occurred at Mansfield Town on Saturday in League Two and the exact same thing happened at Scunthorpe last night.

Cisak admitted Orient need to cut out the mistakes they are making at both ends of the pitch, adding: “It has happened in so many games where we have played the first half well and second done the opposite.

“We tried to play the same way we did in the first half and I think it was just another mistake from us for the first one.

“It was obviously a mistake for the goal from a set piece as well. We just need to start cutting them mistakes out and we need to get a win against Yeovil.”

The Australian international admitted the mood in the dressing room after the full time whistle was low.

He felt sorry for the Orient fans who had travelled all the way up from London to watch the FA Cup tie - hoping to see their side get through and set up a third round clash at Stamford Bridge.

Cisak added: “The mood in the changing room was obviously disappointment, especially considering the way we played in the first half and with the chances we created and couldn’t take.

“It is quite painful to lose that way and obviously the fans came all this way so it was hard for us to disappoint them and ourselves really.”

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