Goalies successful in Scottish Cup challenge

Goalkeepers Derek Gaston, Conor Brennan and adopted shot-stopper Michael Doyle got Morton on the William Hill Scottish Cup ‘Keep It Off The Deck’ leaderboard by being the only Ton trio to complete the challenge.

The Scottish Football Association’s media team have been filming clubs around the country on the road to Hampden and testing their keepy-up skills.

Groups of three players must get the ball over the goal-line from halfway without it touching the ground or each individual taking more than two touches at a time.

Media and communications officer Jonathan Mitchell arranged for the Ton squad to take part, and Gaston, Brennan, and Doyle were the only triumvirate to successfully achieve the objective – much to their delight.

A beaming Brennan told gmfc.net: “We watched a few clips of the other teams doing it, and there was a bit of fun beforehand because nobody wanted to go with the keepers.

“That’s because they obviously think we’re not the best footballers, so there was a bit of banter, saying: ‘Who’s going to be stupid enough to go with the two keepers?’

“So Doyley stepped up to the plate and pulled on the gloves on to make it look a bit better. Of course it’s a bit of fun, but at the end of the day, we came out on top and deservedly so.

“Doyley scored it in the end – we left that to him – but me and Gats did all the hard work if I’m being honest and we’ll definitely give our fair share of the banter that we’re the best footballers at the club.”

Watch the video of the challenge below, as well as goalkeeping coach David Wylie joining in with the celebrations and an interview with Brennan:




Image: Jonathan Mitchell