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Non League Player Scores Goal Of The Weekend After Glorious One-Two

Non League Player Scores Goal Of The Weekend After Glorious One-Two

It's not too often that we feature goals from non league but there's every reason why we could spend all day watching Michael Woods' brilliant strike for Harrogate Town against Braintree Town.

It takes until law 10 of football before anyone mentions goal scoring but we all know it's the most important thing when it comes to the game. The way you win, the best feeling and the one constant in any level of the game.

It becomes more difficult as you get up the leagues simply because goalkeepers are better, defenders give you less time and pressure builds but in essence the goals are still the same size so just put it in.

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Normally the best goals are saved for the likes of Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, David Beckham, Tony Yeboah or Alan Hutton, but on Saturday night a less well known name scored the strike of the weekend.

Harrogate Town's Michael Woods, a former Chelsea youngster, struck a brilliant volley, after a sublime one-two, in injury time to give the Yorkshire side a 3-1 win over Braintree Town in the town derby.

This is simply stunning:

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Impressively it was Woods debut appearance for Harrogate, in his second spell for the club having played for them in the 2013/14 season, as he only re-signed last week.

The win leaves the Yorkshire club fourth in the Conference Premier, just six points off first placed Leyton Orient with a game in hand, whilst Braintree remain bottom of the table.

Of course it would be remiss of us not to remember our favourite ever non league moment, Sanchez Watt's sending off for saying his name.

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The confusion stemmed from the fact that there are no surnames on the backs of shirts in non-league, but fortunately for Watt, captain Jordan Parkes intervened and explained to the referee that the former Kerala Blasters forward was in fact called Watt and the red was subsequently changed to a yellow.

"The ref thought I kicked the ball away even though we were winning 2-0," Watt told SPORTbible to give his version of events.

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"He ran over fast with the book out to give me a yellow. Asked for my name so I said, 'Watt' and started walking backwards into position.

"He looks up and says, 'come back, what's your name?' I said, 'Watt!'. He pointed at me and said, 'I'm gonna ask one more time, what's your name?'.

"I said, 'my name is Watt'. He goes, 'that's it!' and took out the red card. I said, 'what! You can't send me off for saying my name!' He said, 'off you get'.

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"The captain ran over and said that his name is Watt, Sanchez Watt! He stood there looking lost and stupid, put the red back and gave me a yellow.

"Then he had to run to the benches to explain, everyone started laughing - even the players. He didn't speak to me after that!"

Where else can you get such madness other than in the depths of non-league? Nothing compares to it and we're not sure there will ever be a better moment in football.

Topics: Football News, Non League

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.