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League Of Ireland Team Scores Greatest Last Minute Goal Ever

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League Of Ireland Team Scores Greatest Last Minute Goal Ever

Glen McAuley made a name for himself on Friday night, scoring possibly the greatest last minute equaliser you're likely to see.

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McAuley's Athlone Town, from League of Ireland's First Division, were taking on Premier Division strugglers Waterford in the FAI Cup first round.

The two sides were locked at 2-2 after 90 minutes, with McAuley scoring both of his side's two goals from penalties, and had to go into an additional 30 minutes.

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Each side scored again in extra time but game was heading for penalties. Then Waterford scored in the second minute of added on time of the 120 minutes and the hosts were headed for elimination, step forward McAuley.

Seven Athlone Town players lined up on the left hand side of the half way line for kick off and ran straight for the goal, that tricked the keeper into coming off his line and towards most of the opposition, kick off was rolled back to McAuley and he launched his shot straight over the Waterford keeper and into the goal, scenes!

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The goal however only delayed the hosts fate of being knocked out of the cup.

McAuley's goal took the game to a penalty shootout and, having been embarrassed by the last minute equaliser, the Waterford keeper saved two spot kicks.

The visitors won the shootout 4-2 to save themselves from a cupset but the hosts will always have McAuley's goal to remember.

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Puskas Award winner anyone?

Featured Image Credit: Twitter

Topics: Ireland, Football

Ryan Sidle
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