Mark Travers was the hero for Bournemouth U21s in his own penalty area and the opposition's as his side beat Eastleigh to claim the Hampshire Senior Cup for the first time in 32 years.
The Irish keeper scored a superb header to in the 92nd minute of the game to tie the score at 2-2 and send the match to penalties.
It was another Irishman, Gavin Kilkenny - scorer of Bournemouth's other goal - whose cross Travers met.
"I just looked at the bench and saw [U21 manager Shaun Cooper] signalling for me to go up," Travers told AFCB TV.
"I thought, 'Why not?'
"I just got myself into the box, made that near post run and thankfully Gav put a great ball in. It landed straight on my head and I was able to hit the target.
"In the goalkeeping sessions, I'm always the one who doesn't go for headers or practice them in training with the keepers. There was a bit of banter with them at the end, saying it was the first header I got."
Mark Travers goal for Bournemouth vs Eastleigh
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Travers saved two penalties during the match, one in the first half and another in the shootout as his side won 5-3 on spot kicks.
"I just loved being in goal for penalty shootouts," said Travers.
"I really get a good buzz from it. Thankfully, I was able to get a foot to the first one and make a save in the shootout as well."
The 21-year-old Kildare man has only played once for Bournemouth in the Championship this season. He spent January and early February on loan with Swindon in League one, making eight starts before being recalled to his parent club.