Last gasp goal is £18,000 Happy New Year winner
Ian Stern, a 37 year old from Leeds, is celebrating a New Year's Day to remember after winning over £18,000 on a William Hill football coupon for a stake of just £3.28.
And a goal scored in the dying seconds of a match by York player Jamal Fyfield was worth £17,000 of his winnings!
Ian predicted a New Year 'goalfest' in the Blue Square Premier - and was vindicated when he selected eight games that produced four or more goals and included them in eight 41p seven-match accumulator bets.
Despite his fantastic win, Ian claims to be more of a tennis fan, but if he is betting on football it is always on goals galore being scored.
"I always go for number of goals, rather than win accumulators because the bet runs from the first until the last minute," said Ian. "And to have a win like this just after Christmas is a real bonus."
Jamal Fyfield's goal in the 91st minute of York's 2-2 with Mansfield was the difference between Ian winning £1070.33 and his ultimate win of £18,165.90.
"Jamal Fyfield's last gasp equaliser was fantastic for York's fans, but even more so for Ian who claims that he does not support a particular team," said Hill's spokesman Joe Crilly. "My guess would be that his loyalties now rest with York."
PLEASE NOTE: Ian's contact details available on request.
Southport/Fleetwood over 3.5 goals 13/8 0-6
York/Mansfield over 3.5 goals 2/1 2-2
Wrexham/Telford over 3.5 goals` 2/1 4-0
Tamworth/Alfreton over 3.5 goals 2/1 2-2
Grimsby/Lincoln over 3.5 goals 9/4 3-1
Stockport/Barrow over 3.5 goals 12/5 3-2
Braintree/Cambridge over 3.5 goals 3/1 3-2
Kettering/Luton over 3.5 goals 6/4 0-5