A FOOTBALLER from Saltcoats has gone viral after notching a stunning winning goal for his club.

Euan Baird currently plays for Camelon Juniors, who compete in the First Division of the East of Scotland Football League (EoSFL).

He is studying at the University of Strathclyde and the club, who play in the Falkirk district area, gives him somewhere to play closer to where he is living.

And last weekend was one to remember for the man who was raised in Saltcoats, as over a quarter of a million people have now seen his winning goal from Camelon’s match against Burntisland Shipyard.

With the two sides locked at 1-1 going into the 85th minute, attacker Euan dropped deep to pick up the ball just outside the centre circle.

He then spun, took a couple of touches, and unleashed an unstoppable drive from 45 yards which flew into the top left-hand corner of the opposition's goal.

It was Euan’s second goal of the match, and it gave his side a vital three points against opponents who were only a point behind them heading into the match.

Camelon now sit four points ahead of Burntisland, who also take up the last place in the division’s relegation zone.

It led to joyous celebrations from Euan, who has only recently made a comeback to playing following a lengthy spell on the sidelines after “a career-threatening injury”.

He only returned to first team action with Camelon on Hogmanay, scoring in a 3-1 loss to Dunipace, and Saturday made it three goals in two games since his comeback.

Speaking to Camelon’s social media after the game, Euan commented: “To be honest, I wasn’t very good for 80 minutes of the game.

“But at the end of the day, I’ve got the ball, I’ve hit it, couldn’t really have hit it any better to be fair. So, it’s not a performance I’ll look back on, but definitely a goal I’ll look back on.

“I think the celebration says it all, I was overjoyed to score it. I was out for nearly 16 months and never really got to enjoy my goal last week because we were losing at the time.

“So, to be able to get a goal like that and enjoy the celebration was just the icing on the cake.”