It was game that was none too memorable for Ballarat City, but for teenager Bailey Burgess it will be one he remembers for the rest of his life.
Burgess made his senior debut in the NPLV2 on Saturday when he entered the contest at the 75th minute mark. With only minutes remaining and his side trailing 3-1 to Geelong SC, Burgess gave his side something to smile about by netting a goal on his very first kick.
"Shaun Romein kicked a long over the top through ball to Riki (Hosoai) and I've seen he was going to get there before me, so I've adjusted my run to run inside the box," he said.
"Riki flicked it over the defenders head and it fell to me. I saw the keeper come out a little bit so I lobbed it over his head and it went in."
Although going onto to lose the contest 3-2, the goal sparked life into his side who were eager to share in the youngsters big moment.
"They all got around me, the were really happy to see me score my first goal. It was a really good moment," he said.
Burgess will now turn his attention to tonight's FFA match-up against Westgate FC at Morshead Park. Although his status as a mainstay in the side is still up in the air, he said his first kick in senior competition is a memory he'll hold on to forever.
"Its definitely number one for me," he said.
"Being able to score a goal for a club I've grown up supporting for a number of years puts it at the top of the list."