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THE VIC MORGAN COLUMN: The overhead kick that stunned Bristol City
6:00am Thursday 19th September 2013 in STFC News
YOU’LL remember it if you were there.
If you weren’t you would have watched it on a video replay website. If you haven’t you should do.
It’s one of the greatest goals ever seen at the County Ground and it IS, as far as I’m concerned, the best overhead kick of all time.
It came deep into a game played on a Saturday lunchtime. I refer, of course, to Rory Fallon’s magnificent effort in April 2004 against our current nearest and not so dearest rivals Bristol City.
It was a moment suspended in time as a long pass from defence reached the Kiwi striker on the edge of the Town End penalty area.
An immaculate chest trap set up the bicycle kick and 14,500 open-mouthed fans watched as the ball arched its way into the corner of the net.
There was a kind of stunned silence for a split second as we took the magic of the moment in. Then absolute mayhem. Even the City fans were grudgingly acknowledging how good it was.
In the context of the game it was crucial.
Our old friend Christian Roberts had put the Bristol club in front on the stroke of half-time and Rory’s equaliser came with 15 minutes left.
Play-off heartbreak was to come at a wet Brighton night later in the season and for Danny Wilson’s City in Cardiff.
Fallon also scored on that wretched south coast evening and in Plymouth green against us in our last relegation season.
THAT goal though, THAT moment, THAT overhead kick, is a memory that will last forever.
Come on you reds!
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