Former Millwall shot-stopper Denzel Gerrar became the first goalkeeper to score in the club’s history in January 2017.
Gerrar joined the club in September 2016 as an emergency signing, and marked his debut in an FA Cup Preliminary Round thriller against Greenwich Borough. A month later, he returned to the side and made the number one shirt his own – having appeared in every league fixture since.
After progressing through the youth ranks at Arsenal and Wycombe Wanderers, Gerrar had a spell with Portuguese outfit Rio Maior as a 17-year-old before joining Millwall in 2013. He was given the number 13 shirt while spending the 2014-15 season as the backup to Irish international David Forde, but couldn’t make a first-team appearance. He also spent a month on loan at non-league Lewes.
Joining Histon upon his release, Gerrar was snapped up by Sutton United in March 2016 but released at the end of the season. He began the 2016-17 season without a club before his move to Walton Casuals.
In January 2017, he became the first ever scoring goalkeeper in the club’s history. Rested for the first time since his league debut back in October, Gerrar was named on the bench in a Southern Combination Challenge Cup fixture against British Airways. With the cup clash going into extra time, injuries forced Gerrar into an outfield appearance – only for him to score the winning goal.
Gerrar marked his 50th appearance for the club in September 2017 and is now the club’s seventh most capped goalkeeper.