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Goalkeeper scored three times in a semi-final but still ended up on the losing team


GOALKEEPER Jordan Holt scored an incredible three times in a cup semi-final — and still ended up on the losing team.

His football side was 2-0 down in stoppage time at the end of the game when he went for up a corner and headed the ball into the net.

Goalkeeper Jordan Holt, 27, ended up on the losing team during a cup semi-final despite scoring an incredible three times

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Goalkeeper Jordan Holt, 27, ended up on the losing team during a cup semi-final despite scoring an incredible three times
Jordan was playing for York-based Wigginton Grasshoppers against Teesside’s Yarm and Eaglescliffe FC

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Jordan was playing for York-based Wigginton Grasshoppers against Teesside’s Yarm and Eaglescliffe FC

Moments later, he repeated the feat to send the tie into extra time and then penalties.

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Builder Jordan, 27, scored a spot kick and saved one for his team in the shootout.

But their opponents won after it went to sudden death — and a teammate’s penalty was saved.

Jordan said: “It was one of those games where I thought ‘today is my day’.

“I was gutted to end up on the losing side.”

He was playing for York-based Wigginton Grasshoppers in last weekend’s North Riding County Cup semi against Teesside’s Yarm and Eaglescliffe FC.

The 6ft stopper soared above the opposition defence to score in the 91st and 93rd minutes.

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Jordan, of York, said: “I’ve never scored before as a goalie.

His team was 2-0 down with just minutes left when he went for up a corner and headed the ball into the net

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His team was 2-0 down with just minutes left when he went for up a corner and headed the ball into the net
Jordan, who had previously never scored as a goalie, repeated the feat to send the tie into extra time and then penalties

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Jordan, who had previously never scored as a goalie, repeated the feat to send the tie into extra time and then penalties
The goalie said 'I was gutted to end up on the losing side'

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The goalie said ‘I was gutted to end up on the losing side’

“To get two in injury time was unbelievable. I saved their fourth pen then took our fifth and put that away.”

Jordan, a former centre half, added: “I just hope the lads aren’t expecting that from me every week.”

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A Yarm and Eaglescliffe spokesman said: “Their keeper made it one of the most exciting and stressful games we’ve had.”

A Yarm and Eaglescliffe spokesman said 'Their keeper made it one of the most exciting and stressful games we’ve had'

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A Yarm and Eaglescliffe spokesman said ‘Their keeper made it one of the most exciting and stressful games we’ve had’





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