There have been some absolute beauty goals in the AFL this season but Port Adelaide’s Kane Farrell has pulled off a moment that needs to be seen to be believed.
In a return to Thursday night footy, Geelong jumped out to 13 point lead midway through the first quarter but Port weren’t about to let the Cats get away.
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Leading by four at the first break, Port kicked away with the first three goals of the second term before the Cats hit back to snatch the lead at the main break.
But wedged in the middle of Port’s golden period was one of the goals of the season at Farrell booted a special goal.
With his first touch of the night, the 22-year-old got the ball along the boundary line before booting a banana with the outside of his left boot and swinging it through for a major.
“Farrell a little bend into the goalsquare, Kane Farrell – miracle goal,” Luke Darcy exclaimed in commentary.
“You can just see here, Connor Rozee very clever over the head,” Jobe Watson added.
“As a left foot to kick an outside banana. You talk about defying the laws of physics, you are right. The ball should not spin that way.
“That’s his first touch of the night as well, not a bad first touch.”
“Kane Farrell, we did talk about him cementing his spot in the team. More of that, please,” Darcy concluded.
While he has a lethal left foot, Farrell even looked stunned he booted the goal, that had immediate Goal of the Year calls.
Coming hot on the heels of Carlton star Eddie Betts’ insane goal against the Swans a fortnight ago, and Dockers midfielder Andrew Brayshaw ridiculous score last week, Farrell’s would be in good company.
The goal came after Connor Rozee went nuts in the opening term, becoming the first players to kick four goals against Geelong since Jonathan Brown in 2007 and the first to do it in an opening term since Brad Ottens in 2001.
But while Port never went away, even looking to run away with it at the beginning of the fourth quarter, Geelong hit back with three goals in as many minutes to erase the deficit and build a handy 22 point lead.