Betfred punter comes up roses with 11-fold acca success8th February 2018 / lee
A punter at Betfred produced a stunning acca win recently. Truck driver Anthony Croston from Wigan correctly predicted the results of 11 matches from across England and Scotland. It was a bold btt and it boiled down to a fantastic finish with one his selections, Wycombe, producing a late, late show at home over Carlisle in League Two.
The bet was pretty much going out of the window with the Chairboys trailing 2-3 at home at the 90-minute mark. However, Wycombe, who have boasted immense scoring power in League Two this season kept plugging away, despite being a man down in the game, managed to score twice in stoppage time to turn the game around and keep Croston’s bet alive.
The father of five, a slurry truck driver, beat the odds of 2,120/1 joked: “You could say where there’s muck there’s brass.”
Other sections in the winning bet were Manchester United to beat Huddersfield at odds of 1/6 and Bournemouth to beat Stoke at evens. His Championship selections were predictions that Millwall would beat Reading (2/1), Preston would triumph at home against Hull (6/5) and that Fulham would beat Nottingham Forest (4/5).
He also correctly predicted Notts County would beat Crewe at 4/5, Scunthorpe to emerge victorious over Fleetwood (7/4) and Yeovil to overcome Cambridge United also at odds of 7/4. From Scotland, there were selections of Aberdeen beating Hamilton (8/15) and Hearts winning at home against St Johnstone at 5/6.
That would have been some high tension waiting on that result from Adams Park to come in. Wycombe were already down to ten men after Luke O’Nien was sent off and they were 250/1 in play to back to go on and win the fixture late in the game. But an equaliser three minutes into stoppage time was followed up by Marcus Bean volleying the winner in the 96th minute!
Betfred boss Fred Done said: “Well done Anthony on savouring the sweet smell of success. Enjoy your holiday, the racing and boxing. I’m chuffed to bits you’re having a good time on me.”
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