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Notes of a wandering American soccer fan

The Welsh, they play tough

Posted by steigs on October 8, 2008

Maybe it’s their mining heritage.  But playing with a broken foot?  And scoring the winning goal?  Meet Ian Williams of Pontlliw FC.  That’s tough:

Teammates were gobsmacked as the club’s star striker threw down his crutches and took off his cast before hobbling onto the pitch.

Within a matter of seconds he had found the back of the net with his first touch of the game.

Ian said: “I was only on the subs bench to make the numbers up, but when we were still drawing 1-1 with five minutes left to go, I was dying to get on. I asked the boss to let put me on, and he said ‘if you think you’re up to it, then go-ahead’.

“When the ball hit the back of the net I couldn’t believe it.”

I’ll bet he wasn’t the only one who couldn’t believe it.  Heck, what defender managed to lose a guy with a broken foot?


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