The Magic Of The FA Cup: One Of The Worst Own-Goals Ever, Courtesy Of Wayne Hatswell (Video)

Alan Duffy

6th, January 2012


By Alan Duffy

Ahead of this weekend’s FA Cup games, we thought it only right to bring you just a teeny weeny taste of the ‘Magic of the Cup™’ courtesy of one Wayne Hatswell, a name that will live long in the memory (possibly) – a man who, in one moment of pure unadulterated technical incompetence, smashed home arguably the worst own-goal ever.

Playing for Forest Green against Morecambe in the FA Cup back in November 2000, Hatswell’s abject failure to clear the ball ended in the world possible way – with the ball rocketing into his own net. The visitors Morecambe went on to win the game 3-0.

To be fair to the defender (now 36 years old), his overall form with Forest Green did eventually earn him a move to Oxford United, while he also had stints at Chester City, Kidderminster Harriers, Rushden & Diamonds and Cambridge United. He is currently a player coach at Newport County, in case you were wondering.

The magic (or should that be tragic?) of the cup, indeed…

Via @Matt_Furniss