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Gillingham star produces miss of the season contender

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Experienced Gillingham defender Adam Barrett was left reeling on Tuesday evening after producing what will surely go down as the miss of the season during his side's pulsating 3-2 victory over Stevenage in League One.

33-year-old Barrett, a seasoned Football League campaigner with the likes of Bristol Rovers, Southend and Bournemouth who arrived at Priestfield Stadium from Crystal Palace in 2011, etched his name firmly into the history of football's biggest bloopers with a quite extraordinary gaffe that could have made the manner of victory far more comfortable for Peter Taylor's side.

After a lofted ball across the Stevenage penalty area was saved impressively and pulled back across the face of goal by one Barrett's teammates, the Gills skipper raced in for what surely had to be a simple tap-in.

Instead of simply tapping the ball into the back of the net, however, Barrett blazed his shot miles over the bar from a yard out. Also bear in mind that the goal was totally unguarded at the time, as visiting goalkeeper Chris Day had left his goal in order to attempt to cut out the original cross.

Words cannot quite do justice to how bad this miss really was. You literally have to see it to believe it.

Watch the footage of Barrett's shocking miss above - with thanks to 101 Great Goals. 

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