Video Pick: How to score directly from kickoff

Reading star Fara Williams  demonstrated the swiftest possible response to conceding goal when she scored directly off the kickoff after Arsenal (her former club) equalized the game at 1-1. Williams’ strike proved the decider of Reading’s 2-1 win.

5 comments about "Video Pick: How to score directly from kickoff".
  1. Nick Daverese, November 7, 2017 at 6:57 a.m.

    Mike why was that a good goal?

    On a kick off the ball has to be touched by two people not one. It can be touched by someone on your team or someone like the keeper from the opponents team. 

    Since it was not touched by two people. It was not a good goal. They they change the f ing rules again?

  2. :: SilverRey :: replied, November 7, 2017 at 12:35 p.m.

    FIFA changed the rules a few years back - no back pass needed anymore.

  3. Kurt Thomas, November 7, 2017 at 7:46 a.m.

    Not true, a kick off is not an indirect free kick.

    From Law 8:


    ball directly enters the kicker’s goal, a corner kick is awarded to the opponents 

    • a goal may be scored directly against the opponents from the kick-off;

  4. Nick Daverese, November 7, 2017 at 12:45 p.m.

    Thanks silverrey

    All that means the keeper has to stay on his or her line until the kick off is made. Is that going to mean more scoring?

    i doubt it you do two touches first you can still score. The Mexican league did it a lot under the old rule right Rick?

    since every rule change now is to promote more scoring. I think it is much better to work on skills more now you will get more scoring.

  5. Scott Johnson, November 8, 2017 at 1:58 p.m.

    The rule change does allow scoring on the kickoff.

    I don't expect plays like this to happen a lot--first it's hard enough to accurately score from halfway.  Second, in most cases the keeper won't be so far off her line, and obviously not paying attention.

    This is perhaps 10% skill of the offensive player, and 90% incompetence of the goalie.

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