OFF THE POST: Witnesses vouch for miracle header

There were only 37 people in the stands when English amateur clubs Holker Old Boys clashed with Chadderton FC and nobody had a video camera. But eyewitnesses confirmed that Holker Old Boys' captain Graham Capstick did indeed score with a header from 57 yards out. "I can honestly say that he scored with a header from inside his own half," Holker right back David Robinson told the Evening Mail.

While Capstick appeared on British television and various newspapers recounting the feat that Guinness World Records has been asked to investigate, some from Chadderton FC claimed it might have been a shot.

"Everyone in the [stadium] knew exactly what happened and Chadderton do, too," said Robinson. "They are just embarrassed it happened to them."

Said Graham, a 19-year-old student, "I hit it perfectly. It just flew over all the other players and then bounced about 16 yards out from the goal line as their keeper came out. Then it just bounced over his head. I don't think he could believe it -- and neither could anyone else.

"Even I was shocked. I certainly wasn't aiming for goal - I hadn't scored all season."

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