Goalkeepers have been put on alert after Danny Rose bagged the cheekiest of winners for Stevenage at home to Hartlepool United - because he's got previous on the trick.

Pools keeper Ben Killip was totally unaware of the striker's position, lurking behind him, after taking a cross.

He threw the ball down and like a leopard in the savannah, Rose pounced on it in a flash, leaving the keeper on the floor and running the ball into an empty net for a 1-0 win.

"I've done it once before, at Bury about six or seven years ago, but it wasn’t as well timed as that," said Rose with a huge grin across his face.

"I was on the blind side of the keeper after the cross and I just stayed in the goal. 

"I did think he was going to spot me but he didn’t and then I’ve pounced and managed to put it in the back of the net. 

"I don’t feel sorry for him, he’s got to check where he is and I can’t wait to watch that one back. 

"I don’t really watch the goals back but that one I will."

The Hartlepool keeper wasn't the only one who was caught out by Rose's pounce. Stevenage manager Steve Evans was also focusing his attention elsewhere.

He said: "I saw the keeper in possession of the ball and I’m shouting to Carl [Piergianni] and he’s talking to me and the next thing I know is our kit man [Keith Bell] shouting ‘go on Rosey’. 

"So I look up and he’s chopped the goalkeeper and is walking it into the net. 

"He’s done that for me before but he’s a gifted boy and we love his enthusiasm and we love having him here. 

"He lifts everybody when he comes in."

Rose admitted though that the performance and the three points masks what wasn't the best performance of the season from Boro, although he also gives Hartlepool credit for that.

The striker said: "It wasn’t the prettiest of games and we weren’t at our best. The gaffer will say that and the lads all know it. 

"They were alright, we could have gone in two goals behind at half-time, we looked a little flat. 

"You can tell what they wanted to do from minute one. They wanted to stifle the game. 

"I’ve played with Keith [Curle] many times and I know what his teams are about and to be fair they were good at it. 

"They frustrated us and we changed the system at half-time and we had a little bit of success but we didn’t really threaten. 

"But good teams come out and get the three points no matter what."