VIDEO: Woking defender turns away as ball gets stuck in mud, misses chance to clear off line

By Jonny Abrams

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Woking defender Joey Jones turns back on ball, gifts Macclesfield winner
(Image: Twitter/The Non-League Paper)

Never turn your back on the game 🙈

This Woking defender could have been the hero… 😭 pic.twitter.com/bZGXV2nHvT

— The Non-League Paper (@NonLeaguePaper) April 1, 2018

Watch Woking defender Joey Jones turn away in despair at a presumed Macclesfield winner, missing the chance to clear it off the line as it gets stuck in mud.

With the score at 2-2 in the 94th minute, the ball finds its way through to Macclesfield’s Tyrone Marsh, who prods it past the goalkeeper in what looks like being a last-gasp winner for the National League leaders.

Clearly presuming as much, Jones turns back towards the centre cirle with his head in his hands – and in doing so, he fails to see the ball get held up in mud before crossing the goal line.

An alert Danny Whitehead swoops in to score a goal that puts Macclesfield six points clear at the top of the table, and one that could ultimately relegate Woking.

Here is another view of the bizarre winner:


What a way to win the game… you have to see this!

Woking 2-3 Macclesfield: another classic in @TheNationalLge 👏 pic.twitter.com/UaOwsRMKsY

— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) March 30, 2018