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Video: League One winger hammers home 70-yard goal

Move over David Beckham, Swindon winger Gary Roberts may have bettered your from-behind-the-half-way-line wonder-goal.

The former-England captain's strike against Wimbledon will live long in the memory, but it isn't a patch on this long-range screamer from the Swindon star.

Having lost popular manager Paulo Di Canio just days before, the Robins turned a big performance to maintain their lead at the top of the League One table.

And their 3-1 victory over playoff-chasing Tranmere was capped by a 90th wonder-strike from Roberts. 

Deep into stoppage time, and with the game evenly poised at 2-1 to Swindon, Tranmere went all out to scramble an equaliser, piling forward at every opportunity.

And the sharp-eyed Roberts noticed the home side's keeper off his line, and following a break-down in play mid-way inside the Swindon half, the former-Huddersfield man unleashed a monster of a first-time half-volley.

Looping high into the air, the ball bounced twice before trickling over the line, with Tranmere keeper Owain Williams desperately scratching back to claw it out.

Credit to 101greatgoals.com for the video, which you can watch above.

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