Glentoran's Elliott Morris dedicates goal to his seriously ill father

Glentoran goalkeeper Elliott Morris has dedicated his first ever goal for the club to his sick father Gareth.

Sunday, 13th January 2019, 9:00 am
Glentoran keeper Elliott Morris is mobbed by his team-mates after his goal against Institute at the Brandywell. DER0319-106KM
Glentoran keeper Elliott Morris is mobbed by his team-mates after his goal against Institute at the Brandywell. DER0319-106KM

The 37-year-old stated after the game that he was more delighted with the clean-sheet, rather than the goal.

"First off I would like to dedicate that goal to my father Gareth, he's seriously ill, so that one was for him," he stated.

"Look it’s a bit surreal and a crazy way to mark my 700 odd appearance for the club with a goal.

Glentoran keeper Elliott Morris is mobbed by his team-mates after his goal against Institute at the Brandywell. DER0319-106KM

“I just looked up and see that he was standing close to his 18 yard line and with the wind behind me I thought why not go for it. I have tried it a few times throughout my career and it hasn’t worked, I hit the post against Dungannon once, but this time I just had a crack at it and thankfully it went in.

“I probably celebrated too much to tell you the truth and I apologised to (Marty) Gallagher about that, but listen I think he’ll forgive me. It wouldn’t be very often that I score again, so that’s why I celebrated so much.”