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VIDEO: Ilias Chair scores from 65 yards out inside his own half for Stevenage v Swindon

We’ve previously mentioned Ilias Chair just four weeks ago when he found the net twice within the final ten minutes of their game to cause a surprise against league leaders Lincoln City, causing manager Dino Maamria to get sent off for over celebrating.

Well the 21 year old on loan from Queens Park Rangers once again received huge amounts of talk yesterday after he cooly scored from 65 yards out to help beat Swindon Town 2-0, also in the very late stages of the second half.

The Boro were already one up thanks to Alex Revell – who once scored a stunner 35 yard lob in a League One Playoff Final at Wembley in 2014 – had put the hosts in front with a header in the 36th minute.

It could have been much more of Stevenage, but were denied due to excellent saves from Robins goalkeeper Lawrence Vigouroux.

They ravelling side could have had one themselves after Keshi Anderson had a long range effort tipped over the bar by keeper Paul Harman.

Vigouroux had a blip though after going up for an injury time corner looking for a desperate equaliser, however ending up conceding when Ilias had his eyes for goal from inside his own half.

Take a look at the goal yourself in the video below, you’ll want to grab a chair for this one…

About the young goalscorer, Maamria said: “Ilias actually worked a lot harder in the second half and I always tell him if you work hard you will get your reward. His vision, his finish from the other side of the pitch – I am egging it on and it is a fantastic finish but it doesn’t surprise me. He has got that quality and it is brilliant fro him.”

The result means Stevenage are now just five points off the playoffs and they have a huge test against promotion chasing Milton Keynes Dons at the weekend.

Again the Boro boss said: “I am not going to talk about that, I am going to talk about the next game. Sometimes we lose focus when we start talking about the Play-Offs. We are in a good position, we will keep working hard.

“If we show the same purpose and endeavour that we have showed in the last two games, I think we will get to where we deserve to be at the end of the season.

“We have a got a big game at MK Dons on Saturday, a team we know pretty well. We beat them here, probably our best game of the season was against them. I have got to make sure I look after the players next couple of days, and pick the right team to try and get a positive result at MK Dons.”


After watching the impressive goal on social media, fans gave their reaction as well as praise on it, others mocked the keeper, and one fan won over £400 due to it – check out what they had to say on the next page.


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