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Ex-Student achieves a Guinness World Record!

Former Admiral Lord Nelson School pupil Tom King (UK) breaks the Guinness World Record for longest football goal in 2021! Newport County goalkeeper is to thank for their 1-1 draw against Cheltenham Town on Wednesday (19 January 2021).

As you can see from the video above, Toms epic downfield kick officially broke the record for the longest goal scored in a competitive football match. Covering a distance of 96.01m (105 yds)

Booting the ball from his own six-yard-box, it was picked up by the wind and soared into the net just out of opposition goalkeeper Joshua Griffiths’ (UK) reach.

Well done Tom!

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