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Ten videos of amazing wind-assisted goals

Man and nature in perfect disharmony.

Here's a picture of a blustery day to represent these ten wind-assisted goals
DAY: Blustery

Wind-assisted goals are a thing of real beauty when you think about it, the perfect synthesis of man and nature to produce something of real art.

We had a fine example of one the other night, one of the all-time greats in fact – gasp in amazement as Thurrock defender Kamarl Duncan registers a quite remarkable own goal against Romford in the Isthmian League Division One North…

MORE: Thurrock defender scores wind-assisted own goal from near halfway line

Now dig these other great wind-assisted goals, starting with Assaf Mendes’s much-loved own goal in a practice match between Maccabi Haifa and Dynamo Kiev…

These things happen in real match situations too, you know – just ask the goalkeeper of Italian lower-league side Delta Porto Tolle, who were taking on Ischia when this occurred…

Even if you place the ball really, really carefully, as the full-back for German side TSV Grunbach does here, you’re still at the mercy of Mother Nature…

If the wind doesn’t blow the ball straight into your net, it can still play your opponent through on goal – witness Danny North’s goal for Shamrock Rovers against St. Pats…

Moving from the Republic of Ireland up to Northern Ireland, here we find perhaps the most remarkable feat of wind-assisted goal-scoring ever recorded – Paul Owens scored TWICE direct from corners in Coleraine’s 3-1 win over Glenavon, and very almost made it a hat-trick!

Hamilton’s Ali Crawford is granted a fortuitous second bite of the cherry against Dundee United here…

Here’s Steven Warnock with a blustery free kick strike for Leeds United against Yeovil Town…

Finally, a couple of goals scored by Premier League goalkeepers – Asmir Begović’s effort 13 seconds into a game between Stoke City and Southampton, and Tim Howard’s for Everton against Bolton Wanderers…