Aberdeen’s Joe Lewis has been an exceptional goalkeeper for the Dons since joining the club in 2016. He has made many important saves in his time at the club. Lewis did this once more in the recent 1-1 draw with Hamilton on Wednesday night.

Lewis prevented Aberdeen from falling to a costly defeat with a last-minute save that can only be described as a moment of genius. The goalkeeper’s late one-handed stop from a David Moyo strike was fantastic.

Aberdeen goalkeeper Joe Lewis and Hamilton's Ryan Fulton

Aberdeen goalkeeper Joe Lewis and Hamilton’s Ryan Fulton (Photo by Craig Foy/SNS Group via Getty Images)

It helped earn the Dons a point that put them into third place in the Premiership table.

Very quick reflexes

The most impressive aspect of the save was how quick the goalkeeper’s reflexes were. He managed to get down and stop what was a very strong shot at very close range. It has to go down as one of the best saves of the season so far.

Aberdeen goalkeeper Joe Lewis

Aberdeen goalkeeper Joe Lewis (Photo by Craig Foy/SNS Group via Getty Images)

If Aberdeen are to finish third this season, or indeed even challenge Celtic for second, then Lewis will be vital to the club’s hopes.

Goalkeeper can make difference to final league position

Having a good goalkeeper can make a big difference to where a team finishes in the league table. A point gained here and there can make all the difference when it comes to the end of the season.

That save from Lewis certainly counts as one which earned Aberdeen a point and stopped them from losing a second league game in a row. That is what good goalkeepers do, and that is what Lewis did for Derek McInnes’ side.

 

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