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Paying The Penalty

24 September 2012

WARREN Feeney's spot-kick double on Saturday means he supplanted team-mate Paul Wotton as the last Pilgrim to score two penalties in one game.

Wottsy achieved the feat in a Championship game against Derby County at Home Park on Sunday, October 15, 2006. Thanks to his conversions from 12 yards in the 44th and 62nd minutes, Argyle won the game 3-1.

Coincidentally, later the same season, Argyle faced Derby in the fifth round of the FA Cup, also at Home Park, when they again were awarded two penalties.

With Wottsy sidelined by injury, Kevin Gallen was on spot-kick duty, scoring after 13 minutes but seeing his second later in the first half saved by goalkeeper Steven Bywater.

Argyle won the February 17 encounter 2-0 to earn a place in the competition's last eight, with Scott Sinclair, now at Manchester City, adding a late second.

Legendary Argyle striker Wilf Carter once missed two penalties in a game - both in front of the Devonport End.

The double miss occurred on September 27, 1958, in a Division Three home match against Bournemouth within eight minutes of the start of the second-half.

The first one hit the crossbar, the second one hit the foot of the upright. Argyle managed to win 3-1.

In a reserve game against Portsmouth at Home Park in 1952, Tony McShane scored a hat-trick of penalties. The goalkeeper did not manage to lay a hand on any of them.


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