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Watch: Scottish Football Gold – Jim Hamilton wonder goal

| 20.07.2016

Our trip down memory lane has so far been spent reliving some of the biggest goals in recent Scottish football history. Some have been title deciders and others have finished off the unlikeliest of comebacks.

Although today’s strike achieved neither of the above – it’s probably the best one yet.

It was January 2006, and while thousands of teenage girls were waiting to see if Shayne Ward had retained number one spot in the charts with That’s My Goal, 11,503 Motherwell and Celtic fans were about to witness Jim Hamilton’s one.

Celtic had taken the lead at Fir Park thanks to a Maciej Zurawski strike, but shortly before the interval, Hamilton ensured Well weren’t going to go in a goal down with this effort…

We thought that moment would signal the end of football. We thought everyone would go home thinking about that strike in their sleep and that children would grow up studying Jim Hamilton, watching the goal on a loop forever.

Unfortunately none of that happened.

Instead Celtic went on to win the game 3-1 and Hamilton went on to play for another five years, finishing his career at East Fife.

But still, what a finish.

Keep coming back for more Scottish Football Gold!

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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Alex Apati

Alex has been with the Ladbrokes PR team since 2017 having previously worked for the news department. From sparring with Peter Fury to talking interviews on the Duke and Duchess' baby names, he's covered a range of sports and novelty events.

A frustrated West Brom fan who is no stranger to an oche, Alex is originally from Dudley, although he's worked hard to rid himself of the Black Country twang.