Aberdeen FC forward Miles Storey made a solid claim for ‘miss of the season’ when he failed to score from just inches out during his team’s home game against Inverness Caledonian Thistle on Tuesday.
Storey had been named on the substitute’s bench for the match and came on as a replacement for Adam Rooney in the 79th minute with Aberdeen leading 1-0 thanks to a Gary Warren own goal.
The 23-year-old had a chance to double the lead when teammate Jonny Hayes broke into the opposition box and played the ball across. The pass found Storey unmarked and just inches out from an open goal.
It seemed as though any touch would send the ball into the back of the net, but Storey instead got his feet painstakingly tangled and failed to convert a golden chance.
By the time he’d steadied his feet, the Inverness defense had regrouped and managed to clear the ball.
Thankfully for the young striker, the miss didn’t prove costly as the score stayed the same, and Aberdeen’s win saw them record their 10th successive home victory at Pittodrie.
The result means they stay second in the Scottish Premier League, 13 points clear of third-placed Rangers. Leaders Celtic wrapped up the title with a 5-0 demolition of Hearts on Sunday.
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