Colchester United goalkeeper Owen Goodman scores FREAK own goal against Grimsby Town as he fails to deal with a heavy backpass before ending up in the back of his own net
- Colchester United beat Grimsby Town 3-2 at Blundell Park on Tuesday night
- They had gone 1-0 down after keeper Owen Goodman scored a freak own goal
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Colchester United conceded a bizarre own goal during their 3-2 victory against Grimsby Town on Tuesday night.
The Us were playing their first game since sacking boss Ben Garner on Saturday following four successive defeats that left them second bottom in League Two.
They travelled to Grimsby, who were just three places and four points clear of them ahead of kick off, desperate to kick start their season.
However, the clash at Blundell Park began in disastrous fashion when Grimsby were gift-wrapped an opener after just seven minutes as Colchester goalkeeper Owen Goodman struggled to deal with an unhelpful backpass from a team-mate.
Us defender Will Greenidge had hacked a bouncing ball back towards Goodman in his net.
Colchester conceded a bizarre own goal during their 3-2 victory against Grimsby on Tuesday
Colchester defender Will Greenidge hacked a ball back towards goalkeeper Owen Goodman
It was a heavy pass and as Goodman tried to deal with it, he could only head it backwards
However, it was a heavy pass and as Goodman tried to deal with it, he could only head it backwards.
Goodman desperately retreated to try and clear with his left foot, but the keeper missed the ball and it trickled in, while he also ended up in the back of the net, before the own goal went down in his name to add to the embarassment.
However, his team-mates didn’t let the early adversity impact them as Joe Taylor equalised just three minutes later, before Zach Mitchell put Colchester 2-1 up in the first half.
Goodman then desperately retreated to try and clear the ball with his left foot but missed it
It was an embarrassing moment for the England Under 20 keeper (centre) but he made up for it with two stunning saves in the second half as Colchester fought back to win 3-2
Donovan Wilson then levelled the scoring with a neat finish before Goodman – who is on loan from Crystal Palace and an England Under 20 international – secured redemption with two stunning saves which proved to be telling as midfielder Arthur Read grabbed a 64th-minute winner for the Us.
It was a huge result for Colchester, who are now under the tutelage of interim boss Matthew Etherington, as they jumped out of the drop zone and moved above Forest Green Rovers and Tranmere Rovers into to 21st.
The Us are now just one point behind 20th place Grimsby.
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