Arsenal loanee Harry Clarke made one clearance off the line before scoring his first professional goal in a win for Oldham Athletic on Tuesday.
Going into their clash with third-placed Cheltenham Town, Oldham Athletic were just four points above the relegation zone in 20th. However, Arsenal loanee Harry Clarke helped to cause an upset and secure all three points on the night.
The centre-back made 11 clearances and two interceptions, as well as completing 15 of 19 passes, but his two biggest contributions were in the two six-yard boxes.
First, Clarke narrowly managed to prevent Cheltenham from taking a late lead. In the 81st minute, Alfie May bypassed the goalkeeper to find Andy Williams right in front of goal. But his shot found the Arsenal academy defender on the line.
A few minutes later, Clarke was the one pouncing on a loose ball in the area. Following a set-piece, he poked home from five yards for his first goal in professional football, a goal that turned out to be the winner.
You can watch both incidents from 1:30 in the linked video.
It was a big moment for Clarke, but also for Oldham as a team. Achieving only their third win in 11 games, they’re now seven points clear of the relegation places.