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Borman baffles Beckham

by Brian Gaffney
14 May 2008
Peoples Post
Peoples Post

CALL him Dan, call him Little Dot - he has shown what he's got. Danleigh Borman, in the colours of the New York Red Bulls, realised a dream when he took on England international David Beckham of the LA Galaxy in a Major Soccer League clash on Saturday night in Los Angeles, USA.


And the Athlone-born Danleigh had more to celebrate than the multi-million dollar world star Beckham, after scoring the opening goal in the Red Bulls' 2-1 triumph.

Danleigh scored his first goal for the Red Bulls in the 21st minute. Juan Pablo Angel scored the decisive goal, after Alan Gordon's strike tied the score at 1-1 for the LA Galaxy.

His parents, Daniel "Dot" Borman and his wife Natalie, were overcome with emotion when they watched "Little Dot", as Danleigh is affectionately known, hit the target.

The Bormans watched the MSL match live on the internet from 04:00 (SA time) on Sunday, after Danleigh sent them an SMS to watch out for him.

"Danleigh said he was in awe of facing Beckham. He promised to cross his hands close to his heart - which would serve as a Mother's Day greeting for Natalie - if he should score. It was an emotional moment for us," said Danleigh's father.

Daniel was a leading goalscorer with Cape Town Spurs, Cape Town City, Glendene and Santos in the pro ranks during the 1970s and 1980s.

But midfielder Danleigh's attempt to emulate the backward somersault that marked his father's goalscoring celebrations broke down in mid-air during his finest moment in LA.

Danleigh, a former Santos and Rygersdal youth player, did not also need to "Bend it like Beckham", as he fired his shot straight for the right corner of the net when facing an open goal.

"It was just a reaction. When I saw the ball come towards me I picked my spot," said Danleigh in a post-match interview.

Danleigh debuted with the Red Bulls in April, after graduating with a Sports Science degree at Rhode Island University in America.

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