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Home Farm may have scored the goal of the season in their clash with Cork City

Sean Goulding, take a bow.

Sean Goulding celebrates scoring a goal with teammates Sean Goulding celebrates with his Home Farm team-mates after scoring against Cork City. Source: Laszlo Geczo/INPHO

HOME FARM NEVER threatened to cause an upset during their FAI Cup first-round clash with holders Cork City at Whitehall on Sunday.

In spite of their 5-1 defeat, it was a memorable afternoon for the Leinster Senior League side’s Sean Goulding, who produced something spectacular to grab their only goal.

It mattered little to Cork City, who were already 4-0 up by the time the hosts scored. Nevertheless, you may not see a more impressive goal in Irish football this year than what the Home Farm striker conjured up to beat City goalkeeper Peter Cherrie.

After intercepting Johnny Dunleavy’s intended pass for Pierce Phillips in the 35th minute, Goulding spotted Cherrie off his line and let fly from just inside his own half. By the time the ball hit the turf again, Home Farm were on the scoreboard.

(Skip to 1:30 in the video below to see the goal)

Goulding’s strike was reminiscent of St Patrick’s Athletic winger Conan Byrne’s effort against Bohemians, which was selected as Soccer Republic’s goal of the season in 2017.

Kieran Sadlier – who also scored from his own half earlier this season — rounded off the scoring for City shortly after Home Farm opened their account. The Leesiders advanced to the second round, where they’ll face Maynooth University Town.

However, scoring a goal of that calibre against the 2017 double winners will live long in the memory of Sean Goulding.

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