VIDEO: Watch insane goal right from kickoff in National League
A whole new season of Non-League football – now renamed from the Conference to National League – began with a truly magical goal.
In a match between Oxford City and Chelmsford City, debutante forward Bradley Bubb scored an absolute worldly right from a kickoff in the second half, report the Oxford Mail.
Chelmsford City's Hugo Skepelhorn gave the hosts a lead after a fine finish into the bottom corner of the net. Oxford City equalised only moments later from a fine header following a free kick from Alehandro Adrian.
Fifty-five minutes into the game, Chelmsford took the lead again, this time though through Charlie Henry after some poor defending from the visitors. In the resulting kick-off, Bubb, teed up perfectly, took a swing and saw the ball go straight towards the goal, hitting the underside of the crossbar and eventually dropping in.
The game ended 2-2 but Bubb made an impression on his very first outing for his new club.
Darren Pond, Oxford City's skipper, later told the Oxford Mail that the routine was in fact rehearsed.
Pond said: “It was funny actually because Fozzy (Alan Foster, Oxford City's goalkeeping coach) said to me about shooting from the halfway line.
“I told him I can’t kick it that far, so I had to tell Brad to do it and he couldn’t have hit it any better to be fair.”
Bradley Bubb struck again last night when Oxford City took on St Albans making it two in three appearances for the English forward.
New era of non-league football
It was announced on April 6th this year that the Conference was to be renamed to the National League. Along with the name change came a logo change and the announcement that BT Sport was to cover said league for the next three years at least. The title sponsor 'Vanrama', however, remained the same.
Check out the goal:
Here's the full match highlights and you can view the same goal from 2:00 onward: