O's star hails crazy game

McGleish: Hat-trick hero in crazy cup win

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Leyton Orient striker Scott McGleish admits he has never been in a game quite like this week's 8-2 win over Droylsden.

Down to 10 men and trailing 2-0, the O's were just 13 minutes from a humiliating FA Cup exit to the non-leaguers.

But they managed to draw level and then went goal crazy in extra-time, including a hat-trick from McGleish in the 726th game of his long career.

"I can't say I've been involved in anything like that before," he said. "I've been in quite a few close ones, and even a few upsets, but that game had everything.

"There was chapter after chapter. We went 2-0 down and the fairytale looked on for them, we had one sent off as well and it was difficult for us.

"We were close to being eliminated and at that point we couldn't really have argued with it. But we stuck in there and that was the main thing."