"Watch the ball" is the simple secret of Riverside goalkeeper Jarrod Hill who has established a remarkable sequence of penalty saves.
A stunning stretch to deny Eddie Bidwell in Saturday's 1-0 loss to Devonport means the 19-year-old has not been beaten from the spot for 10 months, racking up at least five successful saves.
Mat Sanders claimed the last converted penalty against Hill in a 6-2 win for Hobart Zebras at KGV on September 7.
The 2019 NPL Tasmania rising star has since saved penalties against South Hobart, Devonport and Clarence Zebras during pre-season, one against University in the Lakoseljac Cup before another to deny Bidwell.
"I also saved one from Aaron Campbell in an intra-club match but I guess that one doesn't count," joked the Riverside High and Launceston College product who is now studying at UTas.
"Todd Hingston and Miles Barnard scored penalties against me towards the end of last season but I think I'm up to four or five in a row now. I can't believe we give that many away!"
A product of the Windsor Park club's juniors, who also became a staple member of Northern Tasmanian rep teams, Hill was happy to divulge his penalty-saving formula.
"Watch the ball and watch the player's run. Some players have an obscure run and if you watch their hips and feet it gives you an idea which side they may be going.
"It is generally an educated guess and luckily I've guessed right the last few times.
"If the ball is not in the corner, I back myself to reach it."
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Hill was swift to share the acclaim after Olympic came so close to sharing the points with the champions.
"Devonport are a very good side, they are still the pinnacle in the state and to get this close to them is great.
"We showed a lot of fight and were really pushing for a point at the end. We were pressing hard and trying to win against the best team in the state.
"Fletcher Fulton was best on ground for me. He was up against Kieran Mulraney, who's a big boy, showed no fear and definitely deserved his spot."
Olympic coach Alex Gaetani reserved praise for his No.1.
"He is incredible Jarrod," he said.
"He brings confidence that we can stay in games and play attacking football because we know we've got one of the best keepers in the state behind us."
Ironically, the man who pipped Hill to last season's golden glove award and shared the keeper's jersey for the state team ended up snatching the limelight again with a dramatic late save from Tom Prince to secure Saturday's win.
"I don't know how Pitchy pulled that save off," Gaetani said.
Saturday's league season opener also completed an unwanted hat-trick for Devonport with Joel Stone, Raph Reynolds and Bidwell failing to beat Launceston keepers from the spot across successive weekends after City's Lachy Clark emulated Hill in the Lakoseljac Cup.