image source, Google image caption An investigation in Ruthin learned that Joshua Atkin was a "talented goalie
A footballur had more than twice the drink driving limit when he was killed in an accident, according to an investigation.
Joshua Atkin drank cider, vodka and "shots " when he crashed his Seat Leon and died in the early hours of the morning after hitting an obstacle.
Two friends said during an investigation in North Wales they had tried to persuade the 26 -a 1-year-old goalkeeper not to return home.
Coroner John Gittins concluded that Mr Atkin, of Flintshire, died in a road accident near Wrexham.
Mr. Atkin has been described as a "talented goalkeeper " and had played for Welsh Champions Academy at Connah 's Quay Nomads, before joining Saltney Town and most recently Corwen.
He had also served in the army with the Queen 's Royal Hussars.
Inquiry into Ruthin learned that he had been drinking with his friend Charlene Hughes on the night of the accident .
'Tryer to make him stop '
She told North Wales Police that she invited him to spend the night in an extra bed but Mr Atkin, of Saltney on Deeside, was "determined to go home ".
The inquest heard another friend, Jake Johnson, said he had been on the phone Mr. Atkin trying to persuade him to take a cab when the accident seemed to have happened.
"I tried to get him to stop, then I 've tried to get him to stop. heard a loud noise, then nothing, "he told the hearing.
Mr. Atkin crashed his car into a barrier and traffic sign near the Mold junction of the A483 road near Wrexham around 2:15 a.m. BST on March 28. He was pronounced dead at the scene.