Archer produces world-class headed save to prevent O.G.

© Charlie Compitus
© Charlie Compitus

NEIL Harris lauded Jordan Archer’s headed save from Mark Beevers' back-pass in the 3-0 win over Peterborough on Saturday – and says the players’ reaction to it in the dressing room afterwards was “evidence of the spirit amongst the group”.

Beevers almost scored a spectacular own goal in the 13th minute against the Posh with the score at 0-0.

The centre-back, starting for the first time in four games, half-volleyed a loose ball to his goalkeeper from 40 yards out, and Archer had to readjust and backpedal quickly to head over the bar for a corner.

Harris hailed his keeper for some quick thinking that helped earn a fourth clean sheet in five games.

“I think you’ve seen evidence of the spirit amongst the group, the fact that I’ve told them to express themselves and enjoy themselves, players laughed about it but they also congratulated Jordan on a great piece of improvisation,” Harris said.

“I think he’s a modern-day goalkeeper. We can laugh and joke about it but I think the whole team will be delighted with the clean sheet.”

Watch Archer's spectacular stop here: