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Betting Stories: Forest Green's result was all that stood between one punter and £10,000 this weekend
Betting Stories: Forest Green's result was all that stood between one punter and £10,000 this weekend

It's easy to look at somebody else's bet and say, with confidence, what you would have done in that persons shoes. When it's your potential winnings on the line, though, the story suddenly becomes very different.

This weekend, one punter made a huge decision when they cashed out their sensational 5200/1 accumulator for £3,795 prior to Forest Green Rovers' game against Colchester on Saturday evening. 

@LukeBradford_ placed £2 on the stunning 10-fold which covered Saturday's games in the EFL. The bet included two draws between Southend & Salford and Newport & Stevenage, alongside: Harrogate to beat Grimsby, Tranmere to beat Leyton Orient, Mansfield to beat Morecambe, Cheltenham to beat Scunthorpe and Bradford to beat Walsall.

With all of the selections coming in as the 90 minute mark approached on Saturday afternoon, all the bet365 customer needed was a Bolton goal for the acca to continue into the evening kick-off in League Two - Forest Green vs. Colchester. 

The game between the Trotters and Barrow was 0-0 right up until the third minute of injury time when Bolton substitute Shaun Miller scored right at the death to clinch the spoils for Ian Evatt against his former side, in turn reviving this incredible long-shot accumulator. 

Now, this is where the fun starts as bet365 offered him a £3,795 cash-out prior to the last game in the bet kicking off, but the potential returns if Forest Green were to win (5/6) would be £10,405. Decision time!

Promotion-chasing Forest Green had, remember, just lost 3-1 at home to relegation candidates Southend in midweek so it was certainly would not have been a straightforward decision to make. 

In the end, he cashed out, and I don't blame him. Almost four grand gained from a £2 stake is magnificent betting, and while the full £10k would have of course been incredible, had he have lost it all, the fall definitely would have been a lot harder. 

Bet in full:

  • Bolton to beat Barrow - 19/20
  • Harrogate to beat Crawley - 3/4
  • Tranmere to beat Leyton Orient - 7/4
  • Mansfield to beat Morecambe - 6/5
  • Newport to draw with Stevenage - 21/10
  • Cheltenham to beat Scunthorpe - 13/10
  • Southend to draw with Salford - 12/5
  • Bradford to beat Walsall - 8/5
  • Carlisle v Oldham - BTTS - 8/13
  • Forest Green Rovers to beat Colchester - 5/6

Returns: £10,405.21

Cash-out (taken): £3,795.10

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