Steven Holloway is the football writer for the NZ Herald.

Play of the day: Jaw dropping free-kick

When Northern Irish lower league battlers Camlough Rovers were awarded a free-kick on the edge of the area last weekend, defender Seamus Kane knew it was his turn to shine.

He confidently paced out a run-up, channelled his inner Cristiano Ronaldo and then let fly with probably the worst free-kick you will ever see.

The ball spiralled off the side of his boot and cannoned high and wide toward the corner flag while team mates and opposition sniggered under their breath.

Thankfully, someone was recording the match and was able to edit a slow-motion replay of the strike.

Keep a close eye on the lanky Banbridge Rangers defender on the penalty spot who watches the whole flight-path of the ball in astonishment as those around him get on with their game.

His reaction sums up social media's response to the strike which has become a viral hit on Facebook; shock, but also respect at being able to do something so, so wrong.

Rovers ended up winning the match 3-1 but it is highly unlikely anyone cares.

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