Play of the day: Goalie volleys last minute winner

For some reason, most goalkeepers think that if their team is trailing by a goal with seconds to play, it is their job to sprint up the field and attempt to do what their strikers can not.

Most of the time, it ends with an embarrassing cringe from all involved, but on some very rare occasions, it can end in glory. This is one of those times.

In the Swedish second division game between IFK Varnamo and Varbergs BoIS, with the score standing at 2-3, the home goalkeeper Bjorn Akesson made himself a hero.

Following a spot of penalty-box pinball, Akesson hung around long enough to make himself a nuisance.

After one of Akesson's teammates scuffed an attempted strike - the 'keeper delivered a masterclass in the noble art of volleying. He fired a dropping ball into the net on the volley to grab his side a dramatic point.

He was mobbed by his relieved - and probably slightly sheepish - teammates.

-nzherald.co.nz

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