VIDEO: Better than Beckham? Aylesbury boy Davies scores from 70 yards

Scott Davies lets fly from well inside his own half
Scott Davies lets fly from well inside his own half

Footballer Scott Davies scored a wonder goal in the FA Cup and the video has gone viral.

Davies, who grew up in the town and went to Aylesbury Grammar School, found the net from 70 yards for Wealdstone in a 5-1 win at Brockenhurst.

The 27-year-old midfielder picked up the ball in the 90th minute and spotting the keeper off his line, he let fly.

“It was one of those moments where I didn’t have time to think,” said Davies.

“I looked up, saw the keeper off his line and thought why not? Luckily I connected so sweetly with the ball.

“But for a split second I was hoping it didn’t bounce over the bar.

“It’s one I’ll remember but in all honesty, I can’t believe the publicity it has received.”

The video clip has gone viral with more than 131,000 YouTube views, almost 100,000 likes on Instagram and it is currently featured on the BBC Sport home page.

And the former Republic of Ireland Under-21 international thinks his effort might trump David Beckham’s famous strike for Manchester United in 1996.

He said: “I wouldn’t like to say if it was better than Beckham’s.

“But for the record, it was 15 yards further back than his.”

Wealdstone won the game 5-1 and will be in the hat for the first round proper if they can beat Bognor Regis on October 24.