Not even three keepers could stop six-goal rout

Pointon and their three keepers were well-beaten by Croxton.
Pointon and their three keepers were well-beaten by Croxton.

A DESPERATE Pointon side tried three different keepers in 90 minutes of football - but still went down 6-0 against Croxton in February, 1989.

After conceding four, Steve Moore stepped out of the sticks to make way for Keith Wilson at half time.

Wilson kept things tight and enjoyed a 20 minute clean sheet before falling injured, leaving Michael Clarke to step in. He conceded another two to leave Pointon six behind.

However, they were given a golden opportunity to grab a consolation late on with the award of a penalty.

Mick Walton stepped up and crashed his effort against the bar. But the referee, perhaps feeling in charitable mood, ordered a retake - only for Mark Steptoe to make a magnificent save from Mick Goodson.

Pointon FC (back, from left) T. Sentance (linesman), A. Watson, M. Walton, R. Clare, G. Chapman, S. Moore, K. Wilson, P. Seamer, D. Pitts; (front, from left) S. Goodwin, P. Pitts, N. Mason, M. Goodwin and N. Draper.