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Hibernian goalkeeper scores winning goal from his own box on league debut

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Debutant goalkeeper Mark Oxley scored a freak goal from his own box as Hibernian opened their Scottish Championship campaign with 2-1 victory over Livingston.

Having only joined the club from Hull City on a six-month loan at the end of July, Oxley took 19 minutes to open his account for Hibernian at Easter Road on Saturday.

Three minutes after Farid El Alagui had given Hibs the lead, the 23-year-old put his side 2-0 in front with an outrageous effort.

There appeared little danger when Oxley unleashed a lengthy clearance, but no-one in the Livingston camp seemed able or willing to deal with the clearance from hands.

His enormous kick from the edge of his own area bounced behind the last defender towards opposite number Darren Jamieson, who misjudged the bounce and watched in horror as the ball crossed his line.

The last goalkeeper to score for Hibs was Andy Goram against Greenock Morton on the final day of the season in 1988.

Declan Gallacher did manage to pull one goal back for Livingston on the hour mark, but it proved only to be consolation.

"I've got to be really honest, I didn't think Mark would be scoring our winner today," Hibs manager Alan Stubbs told Hibernian TV.

"Normally it happens when it's blowing a gale, but today we found ourselves in one of those strange situations where it's unfortunate for their goalkeeper."

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