Archer’s arrow off course in heavy Scotland defeat

Jordan Archer is beginning to establish himself as one of the unluckiest goalkeepers in the world. It was Archer that was attacked by an idiotic Gillingham supporter during Wycombe’s 1-0 win at Priestfield in February.

That assault was clearly not his fault but he was certainly to blame for one of England Under-21s’ goals in a 6-0 victory against their Scotland counterparts on Tuesday night.

Scotland were already trailing 2-0 at Bramall Lane in Sheffield when Archer attempted to clear the ball from out of his hands with, er, limited success. To be fair Connor Wickham pounced on the chance with a great finish to compound Scotland’s misery. 


Michael Tonge’s goal earned Leeds a 1-1 draw at Sheffield Wednesday in a derby marred by an attack on Owls goalkeeper Chris Kirkland.

The home goalkeeper was shoved in the face in the aftermath of Tonge’s equalizer by one of several Leeds supporters who left their seats to invade the playing area.