Overall, Yeovil have struggled for goals this season, with not one player breaking into double figures on the scoring charts. However, there have still been some fantastic strikes over the course of the year, enough to compile into a Top 5 list.
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5) Ryan Bird vs Luton Town
Ryan Bird’s second strike against Luton rounded off a remarkable comeback from Yeovil, who had to come from 2 – 0 down to beat the Hatters 3 – 2 back in August.
Stephen Arthurworrey had already scored one goal and set up another, and it was his run forward that led to Bird being put through on goal. Sensing an opportunity to catch the keeper out, Bird finished powerfully past Mark Tyler from the edge of the box.
4) Jack Compton vs AFC Wimbledon
And now for a controversial one; did he mean that or not? Jack Compton’s second goal against AFC Wimbledon was certainly a sweetly struck free-kick, although his body language in the celebration that followed could suggest there was an element of luck in there as well!
However, we’ll give him the benefit of the doubt, especially since it was a hat-trick from him that saw off the Dons in a 3 – 2 win at Kingsmeadow.
3) Shaun Jeffers vs Carlisle United
Here’s a good stat for you: January was the only month of the 2015/16 season in which a Yeovil Town player scored in every game they played. They came close in September, although technically it was a Bira Dembele own-goal that saw off Barnet in the JPT.
One of the best strikes from that January purple-patch was Shaun Jeffers’ against Carlisle in the FA Cup. Playing at Blackpool’s Bloomfield Road, Jeffers’ neat turn and tidy finish levelled the scores at 2 – 2 in the 90th minute. We won’t talk about what happened in the replay.
2) Tahvon Campbell vs Crawley Town
Tahvon Campbell’s loan spell with Yeovil Town has been a quiet one overall, although there have been glimpses of brilliance from the highly-rated West Brom youngster.
One of those glimpses was from the 2 – 1 home win over Crawley Town, in which Campbell did well to get the ball under control, drive forward, then unleash an unstoppable shot into the top corner of the net.
Josh Sheehan’s mazy run and low drive against Accrington Stanley was reminiscent of Arron Davies’ goal in the Play-Off Semi-Final at Nottingham Forest. Unfortunately, instead of a 5 – 4 win and a trip to Wembley, on this occasion it was a 2 – 1 loss and a long journey home.
Darren Way’s first game in charge was the 1 – 0 FA Cup win over Stevenage, and the first goal scored under the new gaffer was by midfielder Ben Tozer. He left it late though; there were only five minutes left on the clock when he fired in the winner from outside the box.
Another late goal from Francois Zoko helped rescue a point for the Glovers a couple of weeks later against Barnet. Having already got himself on the scoresheet minutes prior, the striker showed some neat control to give himself the shooting opportunity, and he didn’t disappoint with the finish.
1) Harry Cornick vs Crawley Town
In honesty, there’s only one real winner of this year’s ‘Goal of the Season’. Despite coming in Yeovil’s 1 – 0 win at Broadfield Stadium back in September, Harry Cornick will probably still be talking about it now.
The Bournemouth loanee picked the ball up 30-yards-out and, almost out of nothing, rifled home an absolute scorcher which drew applause from all four sides of the ground. Pick that one out!