LOCAL FOOTBALL: Prolific goalscorer becomes inspired goalkeeper as Brampton stay unbeaten

Danny Cain (left) was an excellent emergency goalkeeper for Brampton.

Danny Cain (left) was an excellent emergency goalkeeper for Brampton. - Credit: Archant

Danny Cain is better known for scoring goals than stopping them – but the Brampton striker proved to be an inspired figure between the posts last Saturday.

The local lads drew 0-0 against perennial title challengers Great Shelford in the Cambs League top flight despite losing goalkeeper Ollie Day to a knee injury after just 10 minutes.

Cain volunteered to don the gloves and pulled off a series of fine saves to ensure Wayne Ambler’s remained as the only team in the Kershaw Premier Division yet to taste defeat this season.

“There was no way Ollie could carry on,” said boss Ambler, whose side have picked up two wins and three draws so far. “Danny stuck his hand up to go in goal - and he made some important and outstanding saves to help us earn a very good point.”

Fellow locals Eaton Socon were held to a 1-1 home draw by Gamlingay after hitting the front through Rhys Thorpe, while Luke Toates hit a Hemingfords United consolation in their 5-1 defeat at leaders West Wratting.