NEWPORT County AFC loan star Shawn McCoulsky’s winning goal against Leeds United has earned him a place at the heart of the action for this Saturday’s FA Cup final.

The FA has placed the names of 137 goalscorers from this season’s competition on the Nike Ordem V cup final ball to be used at the 137th edition of the showpiece fixture.

The Ball For All celebrates players from step six of the National League system through to the Premier League, who all share the accolade of being a goalscorer in the world’s oldest domestic cup competition.

The names included represent goalscorers from every round, beginning at the extra preliminary round through to the semi-finals and also include a selection of the season’s most memorable and impactful strikes.

And McCoulsky’s dramatic late winner against Leeds in January’s third-round clash has earned him a place on the ball as Manchester United take on Chelsea on Saturday.

Speaking to, McCoulsky said: “Wow! It's an absolute honour for my name to be on the FA Cup ball used in this weekend's final.

"The goal against Leeds is definitely the highlight of my season and a goal I will never forget!

“From growing up watching the competition as a young boy, to now seeing my name on the ball they're playing in the final with is very special. I will definitely be watching!"

South Wales Argus:

Alongside McCoulsky’s name on the ball will be County striker Momodou Touray, who scored two goals for Merthyr Town in their first round qualifying victory over Willand Rovers while he was on loan with the Martyrs.

Among the other players to be honoured are Liam Pullen of Chipping Sodbury Town, Noah Keats of Truro City, Wigan Athletic’s Will Grigg and Alexis Sánchez and Willian, who both scored decisive goals for this season’s finalists.

Andy Ambler, The FA’s director of professional game relations, said: “One of the most special things about the Emirates FA Cup is that a goalscorer in the extra-preliminary round shares the same accolade as some of football’s most famous names.

“Over 3,000 goals have been scored in this season’s competition, from all levels of the football pyramid and the 137 from across the country are representative of all who have contributed to this season’s competition.”

At the close of the season, the FA will have distributed a total of £14.6million in competition prize money to the 737 competing teams.