While Celtic was grabbing headlines in Scotland for its demolition of Rangers, another notable accomplishment occurred in Scotland miles and a division away. Dundee keeper Cammy Bell saved not one, not two, but THREE first half penalties in the Tangerines 3-1 victory over Dunfermline.
The victory helped Dundee move to fourth in the table and keep pace with a top three that is currently amassing a huge point total. The win is even more impressive considering Dundee were reduced to ten men in the match.
The first save came in the ninth minute, as Bell stopped Gavin Reilly’s attempt on a reaction save. Dundee then grabbed the lead before Bell was again called upon in the 27th and 32nd minutes to make additional penalty saves. Dundee increased the lead to 2-0 in the second half but in quick succession saw Dunfermline grab a goal back and see Paul Dixon sent off. Tony Andreu calmed the nervous Dundee fans by adding a third goal to the home side’s total.
Here is a video of all three penalty saves:
Cameron “Cammy” Bell has made over 150 league appearances in his nine-year career. He joined Dundee this year after three years with Rangers. During his time with Rangers, he helped them achieve promotion from League One; however, last season he was passed in the depth chart by Wes Foderingham and left the club in the offseason by mutual consent.