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Best finish ever in football? Player-manager subs himself on, scores a header, saves a penalty and team wins 3-2

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Player-manager Bentley scores a header to make it 2-2

More often than not, the most entertaining bit of football from what you see all weekend will be from the lower divisions of the English game.

This time we go down to the Ryman Isthmian Football League where Grays Athletic, a semi-professional club side serves an incredible finish to the game thanks to the heroics of their player-manager Mark Bentley.

With his side 2-0 down at home at half-time against Hampton & Richmond Borough, Bentley's stern team-talk provides a much needed boost as his side scores a penalty to make it 2-1.

What next? Bentley subs himself on and scores a sensational header to bring the home side on level terms. 2-2.

However the script had another twist to offer as Hampton and Richmond striker Charlie Moone and home side 'keeper Conor Gough, both get sent off for violent conduct. And who else but manager Bentley decided to take the goalkeeping responsibilities for the last 13 minutes.

But it wasn't all over for the player-manager-goalkeeper Bentley as his side falter again - gifting Hamptons a penalty.

But again, the 37-year-old manager rises to the challenge as he saves the penalty to keep the scoreline 2-2.

But it wasn't all over YET. Gray's boosted with the momentum on their side, launch one final attack in the injury time. And Guess what? They scored from a stunning striker from Portuguese winger Joao Carlos.

Bentley's men win 3-2 on the night - the most improbable win in club's history.

Watch Bentley's barnstorming performance here:

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