Chester FC boss Jon McCarthy believes that Elliott Durrell's halfway line wonder goal that saved a point for his side in Saturday's 1-1 draw at Boreham Wood was better than David Beckham's famous goal for Manchester United 20 years earlier.
Durrell stunned the watching crowd at Meadow Park on Saturday when he equalised for the Blues with a strike from the halfway line with eight minutes remaining after spotting Wood keeper Grant Smith off his line.
The goal came almost 20 years to the day that Beckham lobbed Wimbledon's Neil Sullivan at Selhurst Park to announce himself in British football and McCarthy believes that Durrell's strike was even better.
McCarthy said: "It's Beckham isn't it? But Elliott had to do it against a really strong wind so I think it's possibly better than Beckham's.
"It's a little bit of vision, a little bit of magic that he has that not many players have. There is the quality to be able to produce it."
McCarthy was pleased to see his side end their two game losing streak and earn a point against the much fancied Boreham Wood, who had taken an early lead through Morgan Ferrier.
"I think a lot of teams will be delighted to get a point at Boreham Wood," said the Chester boss.
"They are a team with big ambitions in this division and they have started off really well and an enormous amount of credit should go to us, especially the attitude of the lads after conceding so early.
"There is a lot of the game where you have to turn that juggernaut around and we have turned that round and limited them to very few chances.
"There was a bit of magic from Elliott Durrell that got us what I think we deserved on the balance of play.
"I'm missing James Alabi, I've had to deal with that. Oluwaseun Akintunde is starting the game until 15 minutes before kick off and his hamstring has gone. Everybody saw him getting his goal the other night and he deserved his chance. You know I want to play 4-4-2 and I lose him 15 minutes before the game.
"So actually we have been dealt a lot of issues, which aren't excuses, but we've had to manufacture something, which we have done."