I’m toying with the idea of a house rule for a well placed Cantona style dink over the keeper.
The rule would be as follows:
When attempting a shot on goal the player can call for a chip shot – an attempt to leave the keeper stranded as the ball sails over their head and into the net.
To attempt a chip shot, the goalkeeper must be at least 2 full hex’s off of their line and the shot must be within shooting distance on the distance stick.
To successfully complete a chip shot, the player needs to roll a combined score of 11 or more (attribute rating for shooting and dice roll). The keeper doesn’t roll against this attempt. It effectively means only those with a 5 or 6 shooting rating (those with real finishing ability) can attempt this audacious skill.
Chip shots outside of the box and Chip shots taken during a movement phase (snapshot) incur the same -1 dice penalty as a standard shot and defenders can still attempt to deflect as per standard rules.
An unsuccessful attempt at a chip shot is caught by the keeper who regains possession. for his team and play continues.