How three late goals helped a punter win over £17,000 in the space of six minutes

Damn you Anthony Van Den Hurk, you brilliantly named little man!

Here at Paddy Power, we adore the random bets that seemingly come out of nowhere to win. A bit like Swansea.

We’ve all been in the position where you’ve backed over 2.5 goals or for both teams to score in an acca, and more often than not you lose. Not the case for one punter on Thursday though, as a nine-leg accumulator at odds of 350/1 helped to pocket him £17,500. 

Having seen his first three legs come up thanks to Fjölnir Reyjkyavik, Feyenoord and Barcelona, 7pm on Friday evening was the crucial time. He had backed six games in the Dutch second division to have over 2.5 goals.

  • NAC Breda vs Achilles – Thijs Hendriks’ goal early in the second half and leg number three is up.
  • Telstar vs VVV – that leg comes up in the 76th minute when Opoku put the away side  2-1 up.
  • Almere City vs Ajax II – At the same time, Richario Zivkovic scores for Ajax lite and it’s 6/9

As it stood at 8:45 last night, three games were going to let this brave hero down, and it was to be an Arsenal-like story of so near yet so far.  But then…

Rigino Cicilia puts Waalwijk ahead in the 89th minute, at the same time Anthony Van Den Hurk (which is fun to say!) grabs his second to give mini-PSV Eindhoven FC the lead.

Just as it looks like there was to be a cruel denial, Thomas Verhaar scores in the fifth minute of Fergie time (or whatever the Dutch equvalent is) and euphoria for our customer!

We salute the brave man who can now afford a few trips to the Red Light District  beautiful views of Amsterdam. You’re welcome.

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