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98th minute winner lands seven-fold punter £84,000 from £5 stake

| 16.10.2018

One Ladbrokes punter from Dundee had a weekend to remember after turning £5 into over £84,000 from a seven-fold accumulator.  

Our plucky bettor didn’t only need all 14 teams to score in his seven matches.

They also required Portsmouth, Colchester United, Newport County, Northampton Town, Solihull Moors, Dundee United and Elgin City all to win to land the cash.

It was a nervous wait for the speculative Scot, with only five of the seven selections coming in as the 3pm kick-offs approached full-time.

But as fourth officials across the country lit up the little red lights on their LED boards, our seven-fold star’s luck was in.

Andy Williams netted a 97th minute winner for Northampton, while Antoine Semenyo was on target for Newport in the 98th minute against Stevenage at Rodney Parade.

That ensured our mystery bettor scooped a grand total of £84,843.73 – who said the international break was boring?

Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “It was very much a weekend for favourite-backers in the lower leagues of football across the UK and while plenty of accas landed, this has to be the biggest and best we’ve seen for some time.”

Ladbrokes Latest Betting:

Winning Selections

Portsmouth to beat Wimbledon & Both Teams to Score

Colchester to beat Crawley & Both Teams to Score

Newport to beat Stevenage & Both Teams to Score

Northampton to beat Forest Green & Both Teams to Score

Solihull Moors to beat Ebbsfleet & Both Teams to Score

Dundee United to beat Partick & Both Teams to Score

Elgin to beat Cowdenbeath & Both Teams to Score


TOTAL RETURNS – £84,843.728

All Odds and Markets correct as of date of publication



Nick Murphy

Nick is a graduate of the UEA where he doubled up as the sports editor of the student newspaper. He supports Dagenham & Redbridge and previously edited the matchday programme at Victoria Road. Darts and Horse Racing are among his other favourite sports.