Saturday’s don’t get much tidier than when you place a cheeky little £1 acca on the day’s traditional 3pm slot and then watch as the results roll in. That’s exactly what happened to one Paddy Power punter last weekend after our customer placed an incredible accumulator on all of the day’s NINE 3pm kick-offs in the Championship.
Our winner – who hails from Redhill, Surrey – put a quid on a nifty nine-fold that came out at odds of 2,325/1 and by 5pm knew that £2,326 was there to be collected as the full-time results were confirmed. You know your luck is in when even Andy Carroll scores to help you along the way! Let’s tell you how the loot was landed.
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With the top three of Fulham, Bournemouth and West Brom having already played on Friday night and Saturday’s early kick-off respectively, our journey begins Ewood Park where our punter was backing a win for the home side. Blackburn duly delivered, as a second half goal from Chilean sensation Ben Brereton Diaz sealed a 1-0 success over a brave Preston North End outfit and sent Tony Mowbray’s side up to fourth in the division.
Our victor also correctly called two stalemates on the day and they came in the Yorkshire derby between Barnsley and Huddersfield and the basement battle of Reading v Hull City. The highly-thought-of Lewis O’Brien gave Huddersfield the lead just after the half hour mark at Oakwell, but they were pegged back by a Carlton Morris strike deep into first half stoppage time. Meanwhile, Andy Carroll opened the scoring for The Royals late in the first half, but that was evened out 10 minutes into the second period as Mallik Wilks for The Tigers.
Next on the hitlist was a trip north to Middlesbrough, as the hosts sent Swansea City on a long spin home to Wales with nothing thanks to Isaiah Jones’ first goal for the club in the 26th minute. Added to that on the betslip was Bristol City’s victory by the narrowest of margins as Alex Scott grabbed the only goal against bottom club Derby County in the 16th minute of the contest.
Those selections had us over halfway home, and Bloomfield Road was our next port of call. Blackpool would have hoped to push themselves back towards the top half of the table with a win, but it was the visitors Luton Town who took the three points. Goals from Sonny Bradley, Elijah Adebayo and Jordan Clark helped The Hatters to an emphatic 3-0 success, springing them up to 12th spot as a result.
Then we headed off to The New Den as Millwall entertained Birmingham City. Here, The Lions roared to a 3-1 home win as Jed Wallace, Tom Bradshaw and George Evans helped themselves to some goal bonus money. The bet was then on the hill as Nottingham Forest saw off relegation-threatened Peterborough United 2-0 at the City Ground. The home outfit left it late though, and needed goals from James Garner in the 72th minute and Ryan Yates in the 84th to secure the victory.
That meant our victor only needed a win for Sheffield United away at struggling Cardiff City to score the cash. However, it was never going to be that simple, and The Blades trailed 1-0 at the break as Mark Harris put The Blue Birds in front after 32 minutes.
But, things fell apart after the break for Steve Morison’s men as Sean Morrison saw red for a poor challenge on Billy Sharp. The floodgates opened in the Cardiff goal after that and Morgan Gibbs-White, Sharp and David McGoldrick netted three goals in just 12 minutes for Sheffield United. Mark McGuinness’ 90th minute goal for Cardiff was merely a consolation as Paul Heckingbottom’s left Wales with a 3-2 triumph secured.
That result sent our winner into dreamland and it also confirmed that £2,326 was winging its way to Surrey. It really was a bet worthy of Saturday acca dreams!
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