Keeper Drury reflects on his moment of FA Cup magic

Ricky Drury.
Ricky Drury.

Goalkeeper Ricky Drury became the star of the FA Cup’s second qualifying round on Saturday - after earning his side a replay with a stunning overhead kick.

The Bostonian let fly with a blistering 18-yard scissor kick deep into stoppage time to earn UCL Premier Holbeach United a replay at National League North Worcester City.

And Drury - who has previously played for both Boston United and Boston Town, as well as representing Boston Cricket Club - revealed he wasn’t originally meant to go up to challenge for the free kick which led to the goal.

“I got the call from the bench,” Drury said.

“I think they wanted me to take the free-kick to start with, but they sent me further forward.

“Nobody picked me up. I just threw my foot at it and it went into the bottom corner.

“It’s probably the biggest day of my career.

“Playing for Boston United before coming to Holbeach was special, but this has topped that.”

Before Drury’s last-gasp leveller the Tigers were trailing 1-0 to City, courtesy of ex-West Bromwich Albion striker Lee Hughes’ goal.

The replay will be held this evening, with Drury hoping that more heroics can help his side progress to the third qualifying round.