Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Football: The Labourer in the Anfield Firing Line

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Football: The Labourer in the Anfield Firing Line

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Byline: By Andy Sims

LABOURER Kevin Scriven expects to be the busiest man in football today when Havant & Waterlooville step out at Anfield for their fairytale FA Cup clash with Liverpool.

The Havant goalkeeper works six days a week for his father's property development firm when he is not donning the gloves for the tiny Blue Square South outfit.

Scriven was given a thorough workout when the Hawks beat League One leaders Swansea 4-2 in a replay, saving a penalty to secure their dream fourthround tie. And the industrious 23-year-old is unlikely to get a moment's peace when the likes of Fernando Torres, Steven Gerrard and Peter Crouch target the 50,000-1 shots.

"People keep asking me, as the keeper, what I think the score will be. I know I could be in for a busy afternoon but I like to be busy," said Scriven.

"Lewes and Bishop's Stortford have both put four past me recently, so maybe to keep it below that at Liverpool would be an achievement. …

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