An incredible own goal you won’t have seen: Mike Elwood (Mervue United) v Waterford United

It takes something pretty special for anyone’s attention to move away from the World Cup at the moment but this own goal could well go down as one of the most outrageous of all time.

Whilst most leagues are on a break due to the ongoing action in South Africa, there have been games in the Airtricity League in Ireland.

Last week (on July 25) second from bottom Mervue United travelled to second place Waterford United but their ambitions of causing an upset took a major blow by conceding the opener in the first half from a Mike Elwood own goal.

Without wishing to ruin anything, as the video is comedy gold, it was officiallty credited as an og by Elwood who will also have been nursing his face in the aftermath and Mervue United lost the game 3-0.

Enjoy one of the comedy own goals of all time.


With thanks to Andri who has emailed us about another bizarre goal scored in Iceland last week. Guomundur Petursson scored the winning goal with a tackle against KR Reykjavik on June 27. Footage 1.42 into this video.