Miss of the Season: Rocky Baptiste (Harrow Borough) vs Waltham Abbey

British non-league striking legend Rocky Baptiste will likely be propelled into a worldwide, household name this week after the Harrow Borough centre-forward conspired to miss one of the greatest misses of all time during last weekend’s match with Waltham Abbey.

The incident arose after Baptiste , latching onto a failed headed back-pass from the visitor’s centre-half, raced through on goal for Harrow in the opening 45. Composed and assured, the number 10 rounded the visitors’ keeper, leaving him with the all-too-simply job of tapping the ball into the gaping, empty net from about yard out.

What happened next beggared belief.

With a Waltham Abbey defender trying his damnedest to close down the striker, Baptiste let rip with his shot only to see his effort skew wide of the far post. How Baptiste, a striker who scored 70 goals in 108 appearances for Havant & Waterlooville, missed was simply breathtaking.

The truth is the miss mattered little in the end, as not only did Harrow run out 5-3 winners, but Baptiste also made up for error in the second half with an unbelievable strike, thumping a wonderful 35-yarder half-volley over the keeper and into the net.

Both Baptiste’s horror miss and fantastic strike can be seen here.

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The other main entrants for the miss of the season is Dinamo Zagreb’s centre-forward Ilija Sivonjic.


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