Watch: On-Loan Derry City Defender Scores From Own Half For Cliftonville

Watch: On-Loan Derry City Defender Scores From Own Half For Cliftonville

There are infinite ways to score a goal, but there's nothing quite like a player banging one in from their own half. David Beckham's goal against Wimbledon is one of the most iconic in Premier League history, while Xabi Alonso and Wayne Rooney have also had their efforts written into folklore.

This one wasn't quite on as big of a stage, but it was still a hell of an effort.

Derry City's Conor McDermott is currently on loan at Cliftonville in the Irish Premiership, where things have been going quite well. Heading into today's clash against Warrenpoint, they sat only one point off the summit of the division.

McDermott would go on to score an absolute belter. The 22-year old defender took down a high ball in his own half, flicking it over the head of an on-rushing attacker. He would then look up to spot the opposition goalkeeper off his line, banging one over his head and into the net.


McDermott would actually go on to grab another in the game before half time.

The player may be enjoying his time at Cliftonville, but he recently told the Derry Journal that he plans to return to his parent club next season:

The plan all along was to go out and get games, which I have done at Cliftonville.

I’m really enjoying it at Cliftonville and Paddy has got us playing good stuff and we are solid at the back.

I’m injury free and have felt very fit, probably the fittest I have been in a few years, so I’ll keep playing with Cliftonville up until Christmas and then come back to Derry in January for pre-season.

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Gary Connaughton

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