11:00AM, Sunday 24 November 2019
Former Maidenhead United keeper Carl Pentney has hung up his gloves as a player to take up a coaching post with Ipswich Town.
Pentney was a key member of Alan Devonshire’s National League South title-winning side and helped establish the Magpies in the National League before moving on to a short stint at Chelmsford City at the end of last season.
Pentney also runs a goalkeeping academy with his dad Lloyd, the Carl Pentney Keeper Academy.
Reflecting on his time at the club, Maidenhead United’s secretary, Neil Maskell told the Football in Berkshire website: “For me he is the best goalkeeper I’ve seen at Maidenhead.
“Great shot-stopper, cat-like reactions, he earned us plenty of points in a title-winning season when every point counted.
“He was always fascinated by his stats; we celebrated a clean-sheet at Leyton Orient on his 150th appearance with a selfie.
“Low points? His sending off for handling the ball outside the area at Havant last season meant that in his four years with the club he missed just one league game, through suspension.
“Such consistency of form and fitness meant that Alan Devonshire never bothered with a ‘keeper on the bench.
“Above all else, a great bloke and a family guy. Those long hours spent on the M25 the only reason a man with two lovely kids would finally quit the club he loves, a club which loves him.”
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