Waterford goalkeeper trips and keeps the ball in play with his head during 0-0 draw at Sligo Rovers
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VIDEO: Waterford goalkeeper trips but keeps ball in play with his head

Loses footing but improvises with aplomb.


Waterford goalkeeper Matthew Connor tripped up while trying to prevent a Sligo Rovers corner but managed to keep the ball in play with his head.

Racing over to the touchline to the left of his goal, Connor lost his footing and fell to his knees during Tuesday’s 0-0 draw at the Showgrounds.


Fortunately for the 22-year-old, the fall saw his head land by the ball and he improvises to nod it forwards from a horizontal position.

This was sufficient to keep it in play and, to a chorus of laughter and cheers, he boots it up towards the other end of the pitch.

Home support all laughed as you fell over, we had no choice but to applaud a second later

— Dylan Henry (@Dylanhenry77) April 16, 2019

The result leaves Waterford lying 6th out of the ten teams in the League of Ireland Premier Division, with Sligo Rovers in 8th place.