Dubidat on the box before kick-off

11 months ago By David Watters

Alvechurch's fans will be watching striker Daniel Dubidat on Soccer AM on Saturday morning before seeing him spearhead their attack in the EVO-STIK League!

The 25-year-old hot-shot is set to appear on Sky's hit football show only hours before last season's Midlands League champions host Newcastle Town at Lye Meadow after his stunning late winner against Sheffield FC in EVO-STIK League South last weekend was admired by millions around the world.

The former Bedworth, Redditch and Tipton Town hot-shot is tipped to be in the running for FIFA's prestigious Puskas award for the goal of the year after his superb three-touch volley sent social media into meltdown and almost broke the internet, wracking up over 10,000 likes on Twitter within minutes of being posted by Alvechurch TV and millions of hits on websites around the world within hours.

Former England striker Gary Lineker called the powerhouse forward's worldie "tasty, very tasty" on Twitter before Dubidat was invited to appear on the show which was first broadcast in 1995 and goes out from 10am on Sky 1 and Sky Sports Football.

Volley-good: Dubidat's one, two, three

Volley-good: Dubidat's one, two, three

The Brummie produced his moment of magic in the 3-2 victory with four minutes left on the clock at Lye Meadow when he plucked a long goal kick out of the sky, thigh controlled the ball around a defender and unleashed a stunning volley that crashed in off the underside of the bar.

The global attention also means Alvechurch are already among the favourites to win a share of the £5,000 that is up for grabs at the end of the season in the new EVO-STIK League Digital Challenge. Launched last month, the competition is being sponsored by the Northern Premier League's title sponsors to celebrate the competition's 50th anniversary and drive the social media engagement of clubs and the league.

After Dubidat's new found fame, Church will take some beating for the special £500 prize on offer for the club attracting the highest number of views or downloads for a unique piece of video content featuring EVO-STIK branding.

Leek Town are their biggest rivals so far with the BBC's cameras heading to Harrison Park on Saturday to check out the club's headline-making programme covers before the Blues host Stamford. Featuring famous movie posters and album covers to advertise upcoming fixtures, the club's matchday magazines were featured on the BBC's newsbeat website on Friday and will be on the news again next week.

Goal king: Daniel Dubidat

Goal king: Daniel Dubidat

The EVO-STIK League Digital Challenge will see £1,500 being handed out to the most digitally minded clubs in each division to celebrate the end of the milestone 2017-18 campaign. To create a level playing field for clubs of all sizes, the stats of all 68 on key platforms Facebook, Twitter and Instagram were benchmarked in September so next May's winners come from those demonstrating the biggest rise in web traffic and quality of social media engagement.

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