Wonder strike only in Wooden’s top three

Dan Wooden, right, scored a memorable goal in Gosport Borough's draw with Ebbsfleet Picture: Dave Haines
Dan Wooden, right, scored a memorable goal in Gosport Borough's draw with Ebbsfleet Picture: Dave Haines
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Gosport Borough’s Dan Wooden believes his wonder strike against Ebbsfleet is only in the top three of his best goals.

The footage of the goal can be viewed on the club’s own Youtube highlights package of the Vanarama Conference South game or on the following link: goo.gl/ymeF64

The 24-year-old midfielder picked up possession around 35 yards from goal and unleashed a swerving, dipping effort that sailed over the despairing goalkeeper’s dive.

He then ran off to celebrate with some Temuri Ketsbaia-style antics.

A few kicks at the advertising board and a group hug with supporters saw him yellow-carded by the referee.

But Wooden was still delighted with his strike – even if it hasn’t eclipsed his previous best.

‘We were told at half-time to get a few more shots off because we had a bit of wind behind us,’ said Wooden.

‘But I was running off to celebrate as soon as it came off my foot because I could tell it was dipping in.

‘A few of the lads were giving me a bit of stick afterwards and telling me it must have taken a massive deflection.

‘It had a bit of movement on it but it was weird because I didn’t seem to strike it that hard. It just went off like a rocket.

‘Maybe I’ll have to get myself on free-kicks now because I’ve shown I’ve got the best left foot at the club. That will ruffle a few feathers!’

Wooden clearly has history for the spectacular after some memorable strikes.

He said: ‘It’s up there but I’ve scored a few since I’ve been at Gosport.

‘I scored a volley against Hayes & Yeading last season and I probably enjoyed that one more – it was a bit more technical.

‘But the way the game was going against Ebbsfleet, this one was probably more important.

‘I also scored one against St Neots in the Southern Premier division a few years ago.

‘I was five yards inside their half and lobbed the keeper. That was probably my best one.

‘But this one is in my top three!’