GOALKEEPER Deren Ibrahim inspired Dartford to victory on Saturday in the National League South – scoring the opener from inside his own half!
With the match between the Darts and Hungerford at Princes Park petering out towards a goalless draw, Ibrahim stepped up to launch a free-kick 20-yards inside the Dartford half.
Eleven minutes remained on the clock as the home side pushed for a winner but little did they know Ibrahim’s punt up field would do the trick.
The 25-year-old’s long ball got caught in the wind, was misjudged by Hungerford stopper George Legg and flew into the net.
The Darts went on to score again and won the game 2-0 to pick up their second victory of the National League South campaign.
Ibrahim told Kent Online: “If you put it in the mixer, you hope you can draw the keeper out and someone does get a flick. Thankfully, no-one got a flick and it went straight in.
“My kicking is one of my strong points. In the first half it was hard with the wind against us and there was a lack of respect shown from the opposing dugout about the kicking, which wasn’t nice, so it was nice to score.
“It’s one of those things, it could happen to anyone but thankfully I’ve struck it, it’s gone in and helped us to three points.”