PUSHY PAR­ENT Dad shoves goalie son to make save

Daily Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - NEWS - BY PAUL BYRNE

A DAD pushes his son to make a div­ing save at a kids foot­ball match.

Phil Hat­field, 35, shouted to six-year-old goalie Osain “come out to the ball” but the boy mis­heard and walked to­wards him.

Dad Phil is seen in mo­bile phone footage shov­ing Osain back into the goal­mouth where he falls in the way of the ball – but it re­bounds to a striker who slots it home.

Osain was play­ing his first game for Bow Street Mag­pies un­der-8s in Aberys­t­wyth, West Wales. They lost 4-2 to Llani­lar.

Dad-of-two Phil said: “His mind wan­ders off some­times. I tried to get him back on the pitch but he tripped over his feet and went down. He can be a bit clumsy.”

Phil said he and wife Ffion, 34, gave him a cud­dle af­ter the in­ci­dent as he was up­set ev­ery­one was laugh­ing.

But Phil said: “It hasn’t put him off – he’ll play in goal again.”

As No 8 fires in a shot on goal dad pushes lad to­wards ball ON­LINE HIT Phil and Osain Goalie saves it as he falls... but it ric­o­chets straight to an op­po­nent The striker taps the ball into the net... and dad Phil walks away

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