Non-league striker who was forced to become makeshift goalkeeper produces outstanding display and saves two penalties in Buildbase FA Trophy

A non-league striker was forced to play as a goalkeeper for almost an hour and face a penalty shootout in the Buildbase FA Trophy last weekend.

STAND-IN GOALKEEPER: Liversedge striker Joe Walton. Picture: Paul Butterfield.

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With no substitute goalkeeper, Walton was forced to put the gloves on and pulled off a string of fine second-half saves as 10-man Liversedge managed to take the game to penalties.

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The game finished 1-1 after first-half goals from Sedge's Gavin Allott and Cole Lonsdale's 24th-minute penalty as the contest went straight to penalties at full time.

Walton was the surprise hero between the sticks and went on to save two penalties, and score one himself, in a dramatic penalty shootout.

Both sides missed one penalty each in the first five spot-kicks, with the shootout finishing 10-9 in Sedge's favour after sudden death.