Women's Team Score The Worst Own Goal In History

When everything goes right in football you can see some of the most beautiful goals the sport can produce but Maidstone United women and Prince of Wales proved that even when things all go wrong you can still see goals.

There's nothing better in football than the art of the goal. It's why we really, deep down, all hate goalkeepers because their very job is to deny us the satisfaction of a beautiful goal.

Oh sure saves can be delightful, the outstretched arm of a diving keeper pulling off the seemingly impossible, but really it's just frustrating that the crowd haven't had the sweet release of celebrating a goal.

I remember reading Thierry Henry in an interview saying 'it doesn't matter how you score them, just as long as you do,' quite the statement considering the Frenchman's penchant for a great goal.

With that in mind Henry will absolutely love this goal from Maidstone United women vs Prince of Wales, although considering the form of his Monaco side he'd literally take them in any way.

It's fair to say a comedy of errors lead to this goal. The cross is poor, the keeper has a mare, the defender has no idea what she's doing, the striker has a terrible effort and the second defender is left with egg on her face:

(Credit: Stones TV)

Maidstone did win 12-0 but there's no excuse for just how dreadful that goal was, especially as it was only the third so it's not like anyone could have given up already.

It's honestly the best and worst goal we've seen and needs to both be celebrated and mocked in equal measure. It's a special feat of footballing skill really.

But it's not just the ladies who can pull off a huge gaffe, as Craig Gordon recently learnt when he copied Loris Karius.

Gordon decided to try and throw the ball out to defender Filip Benkovic, but just like Karius did back in May, the opposition managed to intercept the ball.

Gulbrandsen made it 2-0 in the 77th minute and despite eventual defeat, the Scottish Premier League side managed to qualify thanks to third place RP Leipzig conceding a late equaliser against Rosenberg.

You got away with one here, Craig lad.

Ryan Sidle

Ryan is a writer for SPORTbible. He covers all sport from football, formula one, cricket, rugby, tennis, athletics, mma and wrestling. He obviously hates YOUR football team and has no interest in synchronised swimming.

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