BBC Sport - Stephanie Roche hopes famous goal will boost women's game

Goal 'could help boost women's game'

Stephanie Roche, who came second in Fifa's goal of the year award, says she hopes the attention her strike has received will help to change perceptions of women's football.

The Irish player's goal for Peamount United against Wexford Youths received 33% of the vote. But it missed out on the 2014 Puskas Award to James Rodriguez's stunning volley for Colombia against Uruguay at the World Cup, which received 42%

Asked what it was like to beat Netherlands and Manchester United striker Robin van Persie into third place, Roche said she was happy people talk about her goal "for what it is" and that she hopes one day there will be a female winner of the award.