Australian defender scores own goal from 40 yards out

Central Coast Mariners defender Josh Rose scored one of the most excruciating own goals in recent memory when a misjudged backpass turned into an own goal from 40 yards out in the 89th minute of an AFC Champions League match against Guangzhou R&F.

Mariners keeper Liam Reddy was almost closer to Rose than he was to his own net when the 33-year-old defender attempted the pass in the 89th minute with R&F up 2–0. So Reddy had some distance to cover in his futile attempt to chase down the bouncing ball that made it 3–0.

The Australian club scored in added time, but losing 3–1 probably didn’t make them feel any better.