Sunday 21st August 2005

Has Sevenoaks Town goalkeeper made FA Cup history?

Officials at Kentish Observer League club Sevenoaks Town are searching through the record books to see if their goalkeeper Craig Clark has made FA Cup history, writes www.kentishfootball.co.uk editor, Stephen McCartney.

The experienced goalkeeper, who joined Sevenoaks Town in the close season from league rivals Erith Town, scored two goals, both from the penalty spot in the club's FIRST EVER FA Cup tie.

The Kent League outfit, managed by Gary Davies, beat Ryman League second division side Chertsey Town 4-2 in an extra preliminary round tie at Greatness Park yesterday (Saturday 20th August 2005) with Ross Cable and Kris Hollidge getting the other two goals.

The questions they need answering are:

1) Has a goalkeeper ever scored twice (two penalties) in an FA Cup tie before?

2) Has a goalkeeper ever scored two goals (two penalties) in the club's first ever FA Cup tie before?

Sevenoaks Town's general manager, Graham Logsdon said: "We will be interested to know if its a record.

"Do we have a situation where we have a goalkeeper whose scored two penalties in the first round of the FA Cup, albeit an extra preliminary round tie or do we have a record where its the first time a goalkeeper has scored in his club's first ever FA Cup tie?

"I think personally it could be a record on both counts.  If anyone has an answer I will be pleased to know."

Has Craig made history?

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