Former Morecambe striker Sampson a goalkeeper

Alex Kenyon's goalkeeping exploits have been outdone by a former Morecambe team mate.

Wednesday, 13th April 2016, 10:55 am
Updated Wednesday, 13th April 2016, 11:57 am
Jack Sampson in action for Morecambe.

The Shrimps midfielder played in goal for the final 15 minutes of the 5-2 defeat against Hartlepool on Saturday after Barry Roche’s red card.

Ex-Globe Arena front man Jack Sampson surpassed that on Tuesday night though, donning the gloves for 86 minutes and keeping a clean sheet in Macclesfield’s 0-0 National League draw with Dover.

Richie Branagan’s early red card forced the striker into action between the sticks with Sampson excelling, particularly in the first half.

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The former Bolton youngster joined The Shrimps in the summer of 2013 but struggled to nail down a regular starting spot during his two years with the club.

Sampson then joined the Silkmen after a successful loan spell and can now add a clean sheet to the three goals he has scored so far this season.