​You gotta love the FA Cup Third Round, don't you? It's easily one of the most exciting days in the British footballing calendar. 


You know how it goes, giant killings, underdog stories, dodgy pitches, Non-League dreamers and, of course, pitch invaders. 

Well Saturday's (and the untraditional Friday) games are were certainly no different and a massive giant killing nearly occurred. 


Non-League side Eastleigh were just minutes away from a huge scalp as they were 1-0 up against Championship strugglers Bolton Wanderers. 


Darren Pratley spared the side bottom-of-the-Championship blushes when he pounced on a loose ball in the area to equalise three minutes from time.


Eastleigh - who are still the lowest ranked team left in the cup - led through a Dorian Dervite own goal just after half-time.

Eastleigh v Bolton Wanderers - The Emirates FA Cup Third Round


But that's not what was most exciting at the game on Saturday as a pitch invader came close to scoring a goal during the game - yes, really. 


The cheeky chap ran on the pitch and went on a counter-attacking run with the hosts who so nearly scored.


The ball was cleared off the line by Bolton, which raises the question if it went in, would it have counted as a goal? We'll never know...


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