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A promising young Irish goalkeeper scored an absolute screamer on his debut
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PROMISING YOUNG IRISH goalkeeper Mark Travers scored an outrageous winning goal on his club debut for English seventh tier side Weymouth on Saturday.

The 18-year-old is on loan from Eddie Howe’s AFC Bournemouth having signed for the Premier League side last summer.

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The player caught his opposing shot-stopper veering off his line before planting the ball exquisitely into the back of the net from inside his own final third.

The goal proved decisive as Weymouth defeated Bishop’s Stortford 3-2.

18-year-old Travers has a promising future ahead of him, having lined out for his country from U15 through U19 level.

The former Lucan United player joined Bouremouth’s U21 side on a one year contract from Shamrock Rovers’ U17s last July, with  Cherries manager Stephen Purches in high praise of the player.

“It wasn’t just myself who was impressed, but everybody from the first team staff,” he said speaking last year.

“He’s a lovely lad and he’s got a lot of attributes for someone so young.

“Hopefully we can give him a chance to grow here in the long-term amongst a group of really hungry and talented goalkeepers, who will push each other all the way through.”

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The player will certainly be one to watch for the future. Saving goals rather than scoring them, mind.

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