FC Gnistan vs GrIFK – Finnish Third Division Game That Had It All: Defensive Howlers, Sandpit Goal Celebration, World Class Volley And The Worst. Miss. EVAH. (Video)

Chris Wright

12th, December 2013


By Chris Wright

This footage dates back to early May, but it’s just beginning to do the rounds this morning after featuring over on the Guardian’s Classic Youtube page.

What we have are the highlights from the 3-3 draw between FC Gnistan vs GrIFK over in the Kakkonen Miesten (Finnish third division) from May 3rd 2013 – a game which, quite literally, had everything.

We’re not over-egging this either: A light peppering of defensive howlers? Check. Leaping into a sandpit to celebrate a goal? Check. A terrible close-range miss than somehow still turns out to be the second worst miss of the afternoon? Check. A glorious 94th-minute chance to put the result beyond doubt only to be cocked up in IMMENSE fashion? Check. Absolute world class touch and volley to draw the game in the 96th minute? Check and mate


(Via Guardian Football)