Kelvin Davis' Southampton career came to an end on Tuesday evening as he starred in his memorable testimonial at St Mary's.
The goalkeeper, who has made 301 appearances for the club over the last decade, was reunited on the pitch with a number of current and former Saints players.
The match itself was a thrilling one as Davis played for both the Promotions Eleven team and the Southampton side.
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It's safe to say, though, that there was one very special highlight in particular. Indeed, with the Southampton XI 5-3 up - and Davis in goal for Saints - the goalkeeper's son won a penalty.
He duly opted to take the spot-kick against his father and netted in style as his fine effort flew into the goal. We're pretty sure it was the most enjoyable goal Davis has ever conceded.
Last minute penalty
You can see the clip, as posted by Southampton on Twitter, here:
Davis paid tribute to the Southampton faithful following the game, as per the club's official site, calling them the 'best fans in the world'.
He stated: “It was special.
“I’m obviously immensely proud of what’s happened at the football club in the time that I’ve been here and just to be part of the club in this period is fantastic and for tonight everyone to turn up and show their support – OK I know they’re here for my game – but to support the team shows what the supporters at this club are like.
“It was amazing. You can’t really put into too many words what I’m feeling right now, but I’ve always respected the Saints fans and I know that I can call them the best fans in the world because they are to me and that’s the biggest compliment I can pay them.”
He also commented on his son's goal, admitting that it was a perfect moment for him.
He continued: “Nothing comes easy in life and I didn’t want to give him that lesson that he could just shoot and score – that’s what Rickie does!” he joked. “It couldn’t have finished more perfect for him or more perfect for me so I’m really happy for him and I feel very generally blessed to be here and do what I’ve just done tonight.
“There was a period in the second half where I thought that it was going into a bit of a lull and I thought I needed to get myself on there and liven up a bit just in case I could get little Sonnie Davis involved. It was a lovely moment for me to share with him and for him to represent my family on the pitch and I can now say that I’ve played at St Mary’s with my son.”
Unsurprisingly, Davis was asked whether his son could feature for Saints in the future and he responded by saying: “We’ll see. He enjoys his football and that’s all I can say,” said Davis. “He enjoys playing and he watches Southampton Football Club home and away. He’s got his own dreams to fulfil so we’ll see what happens there.”
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