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Ripley: "It Was A Great Feeling."

26 February 2017

Goalkeeper Connor Ripley was ecstatic to be the hero for Oldham Athletic as his double penalty save in injury time secured a point against in-form Millwall.

Ripley denied Lee Gregory in the 90th minute as he dived to his left to save and hold on to the ball, whilst five minutes later, in the 95th minute, he again saved his penalty to secure a point for John Sheridan's men.

The Middlesbrough loanee talked us through the penalty saves: "I looked over to Carlo Nash and we do our research on the penalty takers," he commented.

"I kind of knew where he was going for the first one but the second one was just down to me. I don't think I've ever got up as quick in my life to get the rebound for the second one and I'm really happy.

"The adrenaline afterwards was that good I could have teared a house down! The blood was pumping through my veins and it was a great feeling. The fans were magnificent and they deserved that."

Summing up the game, Ripley said: "I think we were better than them for 70 minutes but they pushed us in the final 20 minutes.

"I thought they were going to nick it but we stood strong, the two penalties happened but I saved them and we got the point."

The 24-year-old has personal aspirations to break the club's clean sheet record which is held by former goalkeeper Les Pogliacomi.

"It's not just me that is keeping the clean sheets, it's the whole team," Ripley expressed.

"That's 14 for the season now and it's nice to get it. I think the record is 19 or 20 so it's six more to go and hopefully I can get the record."

Watch the full interview on Latics PlayerHD.




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