Peterborough director of football Barry Fry turned midwife when he delivered the baby daughter of Brighton striker Craig Mackail-Smith.
Fry, who is one of the more colourful characters in English lower-league football, happened to be there when his daughter Amber - the girlfriend of Mackail-Smith - went into labour.
Occasional Scotland striker Mackail-Smith, who used to play for Peterborough but is now at Championship side Brighton, had been watching England’s 3-2 win over his country and came home to find Amber’s contractions had started.
They called the hospital, who advised them to run a bath and stay there until the contractions were just one minute apart. But the baby popped out quicker than anticipated, leading Mackail-Smith – and proud granddad Fry – to get to work.
"At first the contractions did not seem to be getting any shorter and we thought we were going to be in for a long night," Mackail-Smith told Brighton paper The Argus.
"Then suddenly it went from relative calm to (Amber) screaming her head off and the head started to appear.
"We could barely hear the instructions because of the noise. So we did the best we could. We lifted her up and she pushed again and Barry was there to catch the baby as it came out – I've never seen him move so fast.
"When the baby came we were all in shock and could not believe what had happened."