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York City goalkeeper heroic sprint ends in embarrassment

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Seeing your goalkeeper run the entire length of a football field to join the final attack on a corner is a sight that fills most fans with a sense of hope; not so for the York City faithful.

That is because their goalkeeper Michael Ingham doesn't seem capable of making it back to his goal quick enough should the last-gasp tactic fail.

His lack of fitness was evident in their FA Cup first round replay against AFC Wimbledon on Tuesday night. Trailing 2-1 with minutes to spare, York City manager Russ Wilcox gave the call to his stopper to join his comrades in the opposition's penalty box.

Over the years we have seen the likes of Peter Schmeichel and Brad Friedel inspire pandemonium with last minutes goals, but more often than not, the opposite happens.

The corner was cleared and AFC Wimbledon managed a breakaway the only way the famous breakaway club know how to. Matt Tubbs was left with a tap in to secure a 3-1 win for the home side.

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Jogging back

But upon reflection it appears that Ingham could have busted a little bit more of a gut to get back to his intended position quicker. In fact his lame efforts to get back to the York City penalty area could be described as jogging rather than running.

Either way, the game appeared out of reach for York City as soon as the final corner failed to hit the mark.

Click HERE to see the footage courtesy of the BBC

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