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18 May 2021

MORE than 20,500,000 people reached and over 12,400,000 video views - Michael Bostwick’s thunderous indirect free-kick against Northampton Town has officially gone viral!

The unique goal, which came from an indirect set piece in the penalty box awarded for a backpass collected by the Northampton goalkeeper, has now reached countries including India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Brazil, Thailand and many more via the club’s official Facebook page.

With a total of 1.5million clicks and 130,000 likes, reactions and shares, Bostwick’s drilled effort in our 2-0 win at Sixfields has clearly caught the eye of football fans all over the world - with plenty of comments on the unique nature of the goal on the post!

As for Bostwick himself, not on any form of social media, he admits it was something of a surprise to find out just how many people had seen his strike.

Bostwick said: "It's a bit of a shock - it was scored quite a while ago so yeah, I didn't expect it to be viewed that many times!

"I stay away from social media really, but it's absolutely crazy that it's taken off the way it has and been viewed all over the world, in places where people might not normally watch the lower leagues. And it's brilliant for the club, too.

"The main thing I remember is us winning the free-kick (for a backpass) and the gaffer shouting at me to take it. The aim was to just hit it hard and thankfully it went in!"

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