Home / Club Teams / Electric Wheel Chair Pitch Invader


Northampton play down at the bottom end of League Two, and aren’t really know for much. In fact, they have been drifting down the League Two table towards relegation for weeks. However, they managed a last minute equalizer against Rotterham last night, and then something I’ve never seen before happened….an electric wheel chair riding pitch invader.

A Daily Mail reproter managed to get an interview with 18-year-old quadriplegic computer programmer Derry Felton, the man in the wheelchair, after the game:

“I said to my mate, ‘If [Northampton] score I will go on the pitch’, but I didn’t believe that they would. Then they did and it was a bit of a blur really.

“I didn’t know what was happening and then I was in the middle of the pitch and I just thought how did I get here?

“It was just a spur of the moment thing and I never thought it would end up on You Tube or make me famous or anything.

“I don’t know if I would ever do it again, because it just sort of happened.”

Fair play to you Mr. Felton….fair play…

Posted by: Matthew Wall, editor, soccerprose.com


About the author: Matthew Wall


I've played soccer since I could walk thanks to my father and love keeping up on all the latest gear and gab. I'm in my twenties, and I'm lucky enough to have found work in search marketing for a leading soccer retailer after completing my M.A. at Georgetown in 2008. My team is Liverpool, and national side is Ireland, but I've also got a passion for GAA and a number of sports. Feel free to give me a shout on Google+


Recent posts in Club Teams