15 Nov 2009

Paston makes greatest save of his career to help All Whites make World Cup

8:41 am on 15 November 2009

Goalkeeper Mark Paston pulled off the greatest save of his career to help to the All Whites through to their first appearance at a football world cup in almost 30 years.

Paston's penalty save early in the second half, helped the All Whites to a one nil win over Bahrain in their final world cup qualifier in Wellington last night.

Rory Fallon scored the only goal of the game, with a header just before halftime.

Paston dived to his right to make the save, but says it was sheer luck.