Full-back’s wonder goal sees him supersede club-mate

Moneyfields have been celebrating another wonder goal - this time from Conor Bailey. Picture: Vernon Nash
Moneyfields have been celebrating another wonder goal - this time from Conor Bailey. Picture: Vernon Nash
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Conor Bailey has taken the plaudits at Moneyfields after his magnificent goal against Worthing in the FA Cup.

Usually it is Dan Wooden who earns the praise for wonder strikes but on this occasion it was the full-back who took the honours.

With Moneyfields trailing to an early goal the home side were awarded a free-kick out wide and just inside the Worthing half.

Spotting the goalkeeper had strayed marginally off his line Bailey launched an inch-perfect free-kick over his head and into the net for the equaliser.

Bailey rated it as his best ever goal.

He said: ‘I hit it sweet and with the wind behind me it caught their goalkeeper out.

‘It was happy days.

‘We didn't get the result we wanted but it is always nice to score.

‘I scored with a great volley at Fleet Town last season but this has to be the best one, I have tried it a couple of times before.

‘In pre-season I hit the bar with a similar attempt and have gone close a couple of times.’

Bailey, 26, is Moneyfields through and through.

Manager Dave Carter revealed the left-back even has a tattoo that states he was 'Made in Moneyfields.'

Bailey is a one-club man and has been at Dover Road since the age of six.

He lives not far from the club and describes himself as a local boy who has stayed local.

‘I have had opportunities to go and play elsewhere but stayed,’ added Bailey.

‘When I made my debut for the club I was only 16-years-old.

‘I remember it was at Bemerton and I scored what was the team's 100th goal that season.

‘Miles Rutherford was my manager for years and now Dave Carter is in charge.

‘They along with assistants Gavin Spurway and Matt Jones have been easy to get on with.

‘Moneyfields is a community family orientated club who at the same time are moving forward.

‘We have had good success in the last few years and it is good to be involved in it.’