Kelly, who currently plays for the English Championship side's U18 squad, scored the magical free kick you see above during a game against Bolton's U18 squad. Kelly, 17, is a diminutive and speedy midfielder who uses burst to break up the pitch and terrific vision to find his team-mates.
Now we know he has one heck of a trick up his sleeve, too. Perhaps if he gets sick of football he can give Bill Belichick a call and try to drop kick extra points for a living? There are worse things to do with one's life.
Of course, given his early results, Kelly may have a pretty bright future kicking a ball somewhere in Europe in the years ahead. I hope he does, because we'd like to see a few more of these free kicks.
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