IT IS not often you see a social media account and terrace chant dedicated to an injury-time winner at Dagenham & Redbridge.

But for fans' favourite and Great Escape hero Mark Molesley, the nostalgia of one of his finest playing moments floods back every time he gets a notification about it on Twitter.

The 37-year-old will no doubt receive a few mentions online this week, as it marks 10 years on from that famous 1-0 triumph in London.

As the song goes – oh, what a night.

Fighting to avoid relegation after starting the League Two campaign with a 17-point deduction, Molesley’s famous cut inside and low shot into the bottom corner put Cherries just two points adrift of Football League survival.

The vital win was a month on from boss Eddie Howe taking the job on a permanent basis.

The rest, as they say, is history.

“For it to be 10 years, that’s frightening, eh? It seems like yesterday,” a reflective Molesley told the Daily Echo.

“It was a big moment in my career and probably one of the biggest goals I have scored with what it meant and the situation we were in.

“It’s only now when you are old and retired that you can look back on it with a lot of heart. It’s certainly a moment I’ll never forget.”

The Twitter account named ‘Molesley Scored A Goal In Injury time’ is proudly followed by the ex-midfield maestro himself.

Some 432 Cherries supporters were sent wild at Victoria Road by the former Grays, Aldershot and Stevenage star.

Molesley, now Cherries under-21s assistant as well as manager of Southern League South Weymouth, continued: “I am completely privileged to have even played for the football club – let alone have a song and a Twitter page named after me!

“The fact the fans still remember me, it’s a proud moment when I hear that song and people still mention it.

“It was a cold Tuesday night at Dagenham and fair play to the fans, we had a great following behind the goal and they really pushed us on.

“That’s what makes the Premier League era nice – those fans deserve it more than anyone because they were there when there were dark times and it was tough.

“Without us all working together, we may not be where we are now. The heights the club have reached are phenomenal, it’s an unbelievable story and their loyalty is being rewarded.”

The likes of now-coaches Alan Connell, Steve Fletcher and assistant Jason Tindall also featured for Cherries at Dagenham – the latter was called upon by Howe as a late substitute because of Cherries’ injury crisis.

Reflecting on the goal, Molesley said: “Jason Tindall provided a lovely assist with a big clearance up field! I received it on the sideline and managed to bring it down under control. I got pulled back and shrugged off a couple of tackles.

“I was on my last legs and it would have been a good away point. The closer I got to the box I thought ‘rather than get in the corner – let’s go for it’.

“I cut inside, managed to drop a shoulder and once I got into a shooting position, I thought: ‘I just have to get as much behind it as I can’.

“If it had dribbled into the goalkeeper he would have been punting it down field and there was no way I would have had the legs to get back.

“There wasn’t much power with the shot – it was as much as I could generate at that stage of the game. But it was enough and it had the accuracy.

“When it went in, a sheer shot of adrenaline just went through me to give me enough pace to run along the line, because the fans were on their feet.

“There was a huge bundle. Warren Cummings didn’t used to run over and celebrate too many goals from left-back but even he ran down and jumped on me.

“It was another moment in our season which built our belief and confidence.”

Cherries would of course go on to retain their Football League status, a 2-1 victory over Grimsby in April confirming survival.

For Molesley, staying in the professional game meant more to him than most.

“It was a bit like the story of my career,” he said. “At 16 I got told I was too small and too weak and never got in as a pro.

“I went to college and did a football scheme but, when I was playing football, people probably doubted me and it looked like my dream was over.

“But I kept going, played part-time and combined it with work. I laboured on a building site, had been a postman, a kitchen fitter and a football coach working in a college.

“You start to think ‘that’s it’ but I kept playing, always gave it my best and it’s funny how things work out.

“I was always a late developer and it just shows you shouldn't give up on your dream. Give it everything you’ve got because you never know.”