'60 or 70 yards' - Watch the moment Stranraer defender scores from inside his own half

  • Watch the moment Finn Ecrepont scores from inside his own half.

When you think about famous goals scored by a player from inside their own half most people would remember David Beckham for Manchester United or Xabi Alonso scoring for Liverpool.

The next man to add his name to that esteemed list of names is Stranraer defender Finn Ecrepont.

The left-back picked up the ball inside his own half before lifting his head and spotting Clyde goalkeeper Neil Parry off his line.

He unleashed a 70-yard strike over the goalkeeper's head from his own half sparking wild celebrations from players and fans alike at Stair Park.

  • Watch the interview with Stranraer defender Finn Ecrepont

Speaking to ITV Border Finn Ecrepont said: "It is a bit surreal. The goal got posted by Stranraer and it has just kicked off. You don’t really think of these things as they happen but my phone has not stopped buzzing for the past two days.

“I knew there was a minute or two left and as soon as I saw him off of his line I just thought why not? Maybe earlier on in the game I probably wouldn’t have tried it but just knowing there was a minute to go and if it goes out it goes out, luckily it went in."

The goal was his second of his career so far with Ecrepont joking his lack of goalscoring hindered his celebrations.

He said: “If it was my first goal it probably would be even better but it is my second goal and quite a nice way to do it.

"I don’t score often and I think you could see that with the celebration I don’t know what I was doing. I don’t score very many so when I do I don’t know what to do."

When he was lining up the shot not everyone was so optimistic about the chances of it finding the back of the net.

He said: “The manager said to me from the sidelines, Finn what are you doing? But then obviously it goes in and he was pleased about it in the end but when I hit it he wasn’t too pleased about it.

"After the game everyone was buzzing but probably more so with the win because the win was more important."

Stranraer are currently sitting eight in League Two with 26 points from their opening 23 matches. Ecrepont believes that although there is a chance his side can make the playoffs his side must take one match at a time.

He said: “I think there is a real togetherness in the team, the celebrations showed that. I have only been here for a few weeks but I have really enjoyed my time here. At this stage of the season and where we are in the table we need to have real togetherness.

“After you win a game you want to say these kind of things but I think at the moment the most important thing is taking it game by game. We have got another big game this weekend against Spartans at home.

"It is just about taking each game and trying to get as many points as possible. If we do put together a good run there is no reason we can’t but the most important thing is the next game."

Ecrepont is loving life back at Stranraer where he enjoyed a loan spell there last season.

Finn said: “I am really enjoying it. That is the reason I came back because I went on loan last season to Stranraer at a similar time and I really enjoyed my time there. I just wanted to get a bit more playing time and the manager said I would get it at Stranraer.

"I really enjoy being at the club and my family enjoyed my time at the club. That is why I did the terrible celebration pointing over at my mum."

The 93rd minute goal sealed all three points for Scott Agnew's side who are 11 points clear of bottom-placed Clyde.

The Stranraer players celebrating following the goal. Credit: Stranraer

Describing goal the Stranraer commentators were jubilant, they said: "Goal of the season from Finn Ecrepont. Wow! 48 minutes played in the second-half Finn Ecrepont seals the three points.

"He seen Neil Parry off of his goal, he went for it and he scored. Magnificent, goal of the season stuff. It must have been 60 or 70 yards."

Next up for the Blues is a home match against Spartans.

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