Something From The Weekend: David Price; Bury penalty takers; Michael Deberry
The Good, The Bad and The Odd
Monday 23 January 2012
The Good: David Price
Maybe the most scientifically advanced heavyweight boxer since Ivan Drago in Rocky IV, David Price, who won bronze at the Beijing Olympics, took just 73 seconds to destroy John McDermott to become the No 1 contender for Tyson Fury's British belt. Price's success owes to a mixture of old-fashioned sparring and modern scientific methods. "Science has got a place in boxing," said the 28-year-old, who works with the Liverpool John Moores University. "Even if it helps us 1 per cent." It could well be helping – none of Price's last four fights has gone beyond three rounds.
The Bad: Bury penalty takers
In a scene reminiscent of schoolchildren in the playground, Bury players Steve Schumacher and Giles Coke were involved in a heated dispute over who would take the 35th-minute penalty that would deliver the club's decisive third goal in their 3-2 victory over Yeovil. Both players tried to grab the ball, and then grabbed each other before two of their red-faced team-mates stepped in to stop the embarrassing situation going any further. Schumacher eventually stepped up and scored but wasn't inundated with celebratory team-mates, Coke went off into a sulk.
The Odd: Michael Deberry
The perfect hat-trick – a goal with the left foot, one with the right foot and a header is usually a moment to savour. But not for Michael Duberry, who scored a bizarre treble in Oxford United's 2-2 draw with Hereford, hitting two own goals before going up the other end and scoring a dramatic 89th-minute equaliser for Oxford. "Wow! Didn't expect an afternoon like that!" Duberry tweeted after game. Far from perfect then...
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