Paddy’s been stung again. Our shrewd punters have a racked a few stunning wins recently, but this football punt from last weekend really takes the Custard Cream.
I mean, it’s hard enough to pick a few winners of a Saturday – Burnley against Southampton had draw written all over it! – but picking five correct results along with nailing Both Teams to Score. That’s what I call a punt and a half.
This savvy so-and-so slogged through the Football League’s tiers to leave your’s truly sobbing on Saturday evening – and forking over a head-spinning £23,625 from just a £10 bet.
I can feel your sympathy even at this distance.
As any Chelsea or City youth prospect knows, you’ve got to drop down the leagues to get a sniff of success, and that can apply to betting just same.
And let’s face it, you can’t drop much lower than Cheltenham v Leyton Orient, can you?
The League Two clash made all the difference to this winner though.
While the locals might be more familiar with the betting enclosure at Prestbury Park than the ticket office at Whaddon Road, the Robins are riding high in the League Two, but only edged ahead by a nose at the winning post on Saturday.
With the scored tied at 1-1 and the seconds ticking down, substitute Reuben Reid got his head on the end of Ryan Broom’s cross to push Cheltenham ahead in the 88th minute and bring in a fabulous fivefold.
Added to QPR, Plymouth, Fleetwood and Gillingham all winning while allowing their opponents to score, the 2360/1 shot cleared the last hurdle and galloped home to have champagne corks popping in the winner’s enclosure on Saturday night.
This lucky lad should also be thankful to left-back Cameron John of Doncaster Rovers too though. Without the fullbacks staggering TWO own goals in his side’s 2-1 loss at the Priestfield Stadium against Gillingham, this bet would’ve been an also-ran long before Cheltenham’s late showing
£23,625 all riding on that.
You definitely owe him a pint if you ever run into him.