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22nd Apr 2017

Hands down, we’ve found the bet of the day and it came in for over £20,500

Paul Moore


Every football fan experiences a rollercoaster of emotions on a Saturday afternoon as they follow the trials and tribulations of their beloved team, but in the case of this punter, squeaky bum time doesn’t even come close to describing the emotions he have experienced after this remarkable treble bet came in.

Nobody in the world was following the events of Chelsea vs Spurs, Hibernian vs Aberdeen and Crawley Town vs Carlisle United more closely than Lewis Elliot.

His treble involved every team to score in both halves and here’s how his day unfolded.

With the odds stacked at 6858/1, Lewis’ early focus was on the game in the Scottish Cup semi-final as Aberdeen raced into two goal lead at Easter Road before Grant Holt replied for the hosts before the break.

Dylan McGeouch leveled things up after the interval but an 86th minute own-goal from Darren McGregor booked Aberdeen’s spot in the final.

In terms of the bet, that’s part one secured.

Right, the focus now switches to a dramatic game in League Two as relegation-threatened Crawley Town hosted Carlisle United.

Despite taking a 2-0 lead, Crawley were pegged back by two goals inside 13th minute as the half-time whistle blew. Just before the hour mark, Reggie Lambe found the back of the net for the visitors as it looked like the three points would be heading back to Brunton Park.

For the sake of this bet, thank God that Jimmy Smith intervened because his dramatic goal in stoppage-time could prove to be crucial…in more ways than one.

Not only could this point prove to be vital for Crawley Town in their bid to climb the table, but it ultimately proved to be the most dramatic goal in this remarkable treble.

Ok, the final event. Chelsea vs Spurs at Wembley.

As we all saw, Willian’s trademark free-kick – and expertly taken penalty – gave Chelsea the perfect start, but much to the relief of Pochettino and this punter,  Harry Kane was on hand to reduce the deficit as both sides headed into the dressing room at the break.

In the second half, we weren’t exactly surprised to see Dele Alli’s remarkable goalscoring form continuing, but as the game entered its final stages, Eden Hazard’s fizzing shot ensured that this £3 bet came in.

Nemanja Matic’s rocket was just the icing on the cake.

Well played.

Plenty of people were quick to offer their congratulations. What a bet.