Truro City manager Lee Hodges has praised the performance of goalkeeper Luke McCormick after he made his debut for the club in their 3-2 loss to Farnborough in the FA Trophy.
McCormick, 29, played his first match since being jailed in 2008 for killing two children in a car crash after joining Truro on non-contract terms.
"He's a good goalkeeper and he played ever so well.
"Luke's come in and is doing it for nothing," Hodges told BBC Cornwall.
Truro are subject to a because of and needed to find a replacement after regular keeper goalkeeper Tim Sandercombe was injured earlier this month.
McCormick was available, having been released from prison after serving about half of a fours years and seven months sentence for causing death by dangerous driving.
He played 157 games for Plymouth Argyle prior to being jailed, the last in the Championship against Wolves in May 2008, but failed to win a contract with Swindon during a
"The situation we're in is that Tim got injured and we're not allowed to sign anyone on a contract.
"We agreed it [signing McCormick] with the administrators, they were happy for it to happen," said Hodges.
McCormick was beaten for the first time in the 22nd minute as Elvis Hammond gave Farnborough the lead, but Andy Watkins spectacularly equalised just before the break.
Dan Bennett and Reece Connolly made the game safe for the home side before Jake Ash got a last minute consolation goal, but Hodges was unhappy afterwards because a partial floodlight failure meant only some areas of the pitch were illuminated.
"It affected the game and made a major difference. All you want is it for to be even for each side," he added.
"We've created a lot of chances yet we're disappointed that we haven't got a replay."