Lincoln goalkeeper concedes hilarious goal after failed showboating attempt
A goalkeeper’s job on the pitch can often get very boring. Staying out of the action, only to switch on at certain moments may leave the keeper wanting for more. Something similar happened to the Lincoln City F.C. keeper, Paul Farman last weekend when he tried to do more than what was necessary and ended up conceding a ridiculous goal.
During Lincoln’s trip to Altrincham in the National League (the fifth tier of English football) last Saturday, Farman received a backpass from his team-mate and instead of clearing the ball upfield he decided to show a bit of juggling skill which ended disastrously. He failed to notice Altrincham's Damian Reeves closing down on him and ended up kicking the ball off his opponent into his own net.
This hilarious goal made the scoreline 3-3 and it remained the same till the end of the game. Chris Moyses, who is the manager of Lincoln, later commented on the incident, "It was a great game for the neutral but we're very disappointed that we've not come away with all three points today. We felt we'd done enough but a costly error took it the other way."
During a post-match interview, Farman told the Lancashire Echo "I want to apologise to the Imps fans who had come along to watch, because it is just so frustrating. I was thinking 'do I take a touch? Or do I hit it first time?'. I got myself in two minds and you should not do that. Unfortunately the lad has closed me down well and I cost us the three points. I can only apologise for that."
"When this sort of thing happens you just want to get in a little hole in the middle of the pitch. The team get behind you though and I was desperate for us to score and get a winner. You are there to be fired at as a keeper, and it is part of the job" he added later.