Having missed drawing attention to the following clips in our top goals of the week post, it is now right to shine the light on two fabulous goals from last weekend which had gone under the radar until now.
Thanks goes out to FlapjackJoe for letting us know about Gary Brown’s howitzer scored for Blyth Spartans in their Blue Square North encounter with Stafford Rangers on Saturday.
Trailing 1-nil after David McNiven gave the visitors the lead, Blyth hit back with an unstoppable leveller in the 52nd minute.
Building an attack through midfield, Blyth’s Adrian Webster and John Brackstone linked up in the middle of the park before the ball rolled into Gary Brown’s path just inside his opponent’s half. Having taken a simple touch to steady himself, Brown quickly realised that he had a few yards of space and that was the invitation he needed to try his luck with a pot shot from distance.
The result was inch-perfect.
Gary Brown’s 30-yard screamer can be seen 4.50 minutes into this video.
The second goal we have to bring you is made great not so much by the finish, but rather the wondrous assist to make the goal happen in the first place.
Last weekend saw a potentially season defining win for Omonia Nicosia in their bid for the Cypriot championship, as they chalked up an impressive 2-nil victory at powerhouses Anorthosis Famagusta. But it was the first goal of the match which left the crowd in awe after Efstathios Aloneftis (pictured) produced a magical piece of skill in the build-up.
Having beaten a defender to arrive at the edge of the D on the right hand side, Efstathios Aloneftis opted to pull out the showboat rabona in order to try and pick up teammate Michalis Konstantinou, with the striker marked closely by three home defenders in the box.
Amazingly Aloneftis’ pass came off perfectly, floating over the defenders straight into the lap of the number 19 who controlled and fired a sliced shot into the top corner.
Efstathios Aloneftis’ brilliant rabona can be seen here.