WATCH: Glentoran goalkeeper scores from his own half

WATCH: Glentoran goalkeeper scores from his own half

The Northern Irish shot stopper won’t forget this one in a hurry

It’s the little things in football that really bring a smile to our faces: a wonder striker for 30 yards out, a comical own goal, or some hapless midfielder getting ahead of himself by thinking he can pull of a rabona in the middle of the park *cough* David Dunn *cough*.

One of the rarest, but most enjoyable sights in the game however is when a goalkeeper scores a goal. Over the years, we’ve seen the likes of Paul Robinson, Peter Schmeichel & Rene Higuita all get on the scoresheet whilst turning out for their respective clubs, and this weekend we were treated to another corker, albeit in the much less-coveted Northern Ireland Premiership.

Glentoran keeper Elliott Morris, who has devoted the previous 17 years of his playing career to the Glens, nailed this absolute beauty from his own half in a 2-0 win over Institute on Saturday afternoon.

The 37-year-old helped to end Glentoran’s 12-game winless run on his 723rd appearance for the club, and made use of the fact that the opposing goalkeeper was battling with severe sunlight in his eyes, not that we’re making excuses for the butter-fingered figure between the sticks.

Take a look at Morris’ stunning effort below:

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