We have always been big fans of goalkeepers, the people who make so many games interesting, and prevent a goal-fest. It is for that reason we are congratulating 22 year old Steve Arnold of the Blue Square Bet Premier League’s Hayes and Yeading, who has saved five out of five penalties in his team’s first ten games. He is in fact on loan from Wycombe Wanderers, but this is no mean feat.
Last weekend he was injured and was replaced by Delroy Preddie, who believe it or not saved a last minute penalty to give his side a 5-3 win over Kettering!
It does not end there, Moses Ashikodi, who took the penalty then ended up in an argument with Jean Paul Marna, who thought he should have taken it, which ended up in both coming to blows, and both being shown a red card!
While all of this is going on Haringay and Waltham from the senior Essex League are asking if they have broken a record, after being awarded 10 penalties in eight consecutive games. Even Sir Alex would be proud of that achievement. However he would be none too impressed that they have missed four and sit bottom of the league!
Can anyone match these feats?