Every now and then you might see a goal scored from inside a player’s own half, but rarely do you see a player hammer a volley straight past the keeper from a goal kick.
Billie Simpson is a 26-year-old Cliftonville Ladies and Northern Ireland midfielder, and with her team 2-0 down to Sion Swifts Ladies in the Danske Bank Women’s Premiership, she decided to haul them back into the game in her own way.
Absolute 🔥from our Senior Women international Billie Simpson for @cliftonvillefc Ladies in the Danske Bank Women's NIFL Premiership 👏🏻🚀 pic.twitter.com/rsHomvXYCc— Northern Ireland (@NorthernIreland) August 10, 2018
Have some of that.
The incredible volley, which hit the back of the net without so much as a bounce, halved the deficit in a game that Cliftonville eventually drew 2-2.
Billie Simpson gets one back from a strike 10 yards INSIDE her own half! 2-1 @OfficialNIFL #DanskeWomensPrem @qnewsdesk @BBCSPORTNI @cliftonvillefc— CliftonvilleLadiesFC (@CVilleLadiesFC) August 8, 2018
Billie Simpson from Cliftonville Ladies has just won the Puskas award with that strike. Ridiculous goal... unreal👌🏼⚽️— Thomas Matthews (@TM14_2014) August 9, 2018
If Simpson’s effort is to win Fifa’s Puskas Award, it will have to do so in 2019, as the 2018 deadline was in July. Will anything beat that?
- Press Association