This Non-League Team Took A Page Out Of PSG's Book And Put Their Right Back In Goal

Grays right back Ryan Mahal had to spend an hour in goal against Maldon & Tiptree because Grays' backup goalkeeper was left off the teamsheet.

Last week, PSG right back Dani Alves made headlines for playing the final seconds of PSG's win over Sochaux in goal. Sunday, English non-league side Grays Athletic did PSG one better by playing their right back in goal for a full hour.

It was by accident, of course. Half an hour into the game, Grays goalkeeper Charlie Burns had to come off injured. Backup goalkeeper Joe Simmonds was not allowed to go into the game because of a team-sheet mix-up. Therefore, right back Ryan Mahal was deputized and put in goal. He let in two goals in a 2-2 draw and was named Man of the Match for his efforts.

That's about all anyone could ask for from an outfield player trying to hack it as a goalie. Ryan Mahal would probably prefer to go back to fullback, though.