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Grimsby keeper scores one of the worst own goals you’ll see this season

Grimsby Town keeper James McKeown scores one of the worst own goals you’ll see this season during his side’s draw against Carlisle United.

The shockingly bad blunder came in during 1-1 draw, which was played out against the Cumbrians in League Two on Saturday afternoon.

A huge amount of fans took to social media in shock and disappointed at what they had just seen when watching the game on iFollow. Fair to say the keeper won’t want to see this again…

It took 24 minutes for the first goal of the game to be scored, the Mariner’s 19 year old defender Mattie Pollock smashing the ball home with his left peg after George Williams drilled the ball in.

Just a minute into the second half, Luke Waterfall passed back to goalkeeper James McKeown, who completely misjudged it and seemingly taps into the back of his own net.

Shortly after that, Owen Windsor, a striker on loan from West Brom, was flattened in the box going for a header but nothing was given, a sigh of relief for away side Carlisle United.

A winner couldn’t be found and that blunder from James McKeown saw both teams come away from Blundell Park with a point apiece.

It means that Grimsby currently sit _ in the League Two table whilst Carlisle

Fans reacted as the Grimsby keeper scores one of the worst own goals you’ll see this season…

Goalscoring Grimsby Town defender Mattie Pollock turned down the chance to go on trial with a Premier League club during the summer, Ian Holloway revealed this week.

He caught the eye since making his first team debut back in 2018, and his form has seen him linked with a number of top tier sides during the summer, including Sheffield United, Crystal Palace and Brighton.

And, although he wouldn’t name the side in question, Holloway confirmed to BBC Radio Humberside that the defender had the chance to turn out for a Premier League side earlier this year in an effort to secure a big move.

“He wanted to stay here, he didn’t even want to go for a trial with whoever it was, and I’ve got no problem with that,” Holloway said.

“It fills me with pride that his dad believes I can help him.

“(It came) through me, through talking to people I know, and being honest and telling him how good I believe he could be.

“You’ve got a decision, do you want to go into the Under-23s setup, which some people have done. We had a trialist here, Matty Foulds, who got bought from a lower league club, went into Everton and then just got discarded at the end of the day.

“There are different ways to make yourself a player, but it’s all about the desire and drive you have yourself to making yourself the best you can be.”

On Pollock, Holloway added: “I know an awful lot about him anyway, and the way he plays is so mature for someone of his age. I have no doubts, and I’ve told him, I would be bitterly disappointed if I can’t get him in a Premier League side.

“My idea would be for us to do that, but that would probably take us far too long, and he could do it a lot quicker than that, so that’s probably the path that he will take.

“But I can honestly say, as I said to the people I was talking to, I believe he’s easily a student of the game who’s going to be good enough to do that.

“Whether he’s quick enough, strong enough, whatever, at the end of the day I believe his desire to get there with the drive he has, with the family support he’s got, I have no doubts about the boy’s physicality, mentality and playing ability that he can do that.”

Ian Holloway has had a tough week, apologising for what he did to Harrogate manager and staff after the final whistle of their midweek meeting.

The much loved football figure made a sad revelation after Tuesday’s 2-1 defeat to the new members of the English Football League, apologising to visiting staff and players.

The Mariners boss clashed with opposite number Simon Weaver and members of the Sulphurites’ back-room team as the final whistle was blown at Blundell Park.

Holloway, could be seen furious, however when talking to the media, he stated the circumstances which led him to describe October 20, 2020 as “one of the worst days of my life”.

Speaking after the defeat, he said: “Well done to them. I think they’re winners, I think they understand what they’re doing, and I’ve had one of the worst days of my life.

“One of my best mates killed himself, and it really just puts all of this nonsense in its place, to be honest.

“I feel for his family, I feel for his wife and his children. It’s just absolutely soul-destroying.

“I’m really not happy with my behaviour on the bench. I’ve gone and apologised to them, I was far too emotional, but I don’t know what’s expected of me sometimes.

“Life’s just so weird at the moment.”

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