2016/17 Awards: BEST Goal of the Season

best goalUnfortunately, Yeovil Town have been amongst the lowest-scoring teams in League Two this season, but there have still been some strong contenders for best goal of the season.

Harry Cornick took the prize last campaign for his superb strike against Crawley, but his effort has been more than matched this year.

Do you agree with our picks? Let us know on Twitter.

Fifth place: Matty Dolan vs Cheltenham Town

One of the reasons we chose Matty Dolan as our ‘Best Player of the Season’ was the fact that he’s scored some sublime goals this season. A diving header from the edge of the penalty area was certainly one of them!

The instinctive reaction to pull it off was remarkable, and the goal helped Yeovil on their way to a 4 – 2 win against former manager Gary Johnson.

Fourth place: Matty Dolan vs Crewe Alexandra (A)

When he’s not scoring from open play, he’s scoring from set pieces. Sometimes, in tight games, you need a moment of quality to grab a victory. Dolan provided that with a lovely free-kick to secure a 1 – 0 win over Crewe.

The three points were vital as Yeovil were chasing a play-off place at the time. Unfortunately, aside from this goal, the promotion push didn’t exactly go to plan…

Third place: Matty Dolan vs Crewe Alexandra (H)

There seems to be a pattern emerging here. Another goal from Matty Dolan, and another free-kick against Crewe.

This time he was layed off by Otis Khan, and ‘postage-stamped’ it into the back of the net. Although the play-off hopes had died by this point, the goal still set the Glovers up for a 3 – 0 win to all but secure their Football League safety.

Second place: Matt Butcher vs Morecambe

Finally somebody else gets their name on this list, and it’s Matt Butcher with his stunning volley from Yeovil’s 3 – 1 win over Morecambe.

However, Dolan can claim a hand in this goal too; if he hadn’t tripped over in front of Butcher, he might have got in the way!

Honourable mentions

Otis Khan and Francois Zoko both scored worldies against Solihull Moors in the FA Cup, although the unfortunate outcome of the tie means we’d rather forget about it altogether…

Khan could also claim that his free-kick at Accrington Stanley should have been included, but he just couldn’t match Dolan’s proficiency from set pieces.

Finally, Tom Eaves’ cheeky back-heel against Crawley and solo effort against Cheltenham just failed to make the cut. Maybe next year!

First place: Matty Dolan vs Walsall

Out of all his stupendous efforts this season, it’s Dolan’s goal in the 2 – 0 win at Walsall in the EFL Cup that earns him the crown.

In our minds, any goal scored from the half-way line should win based on audacity alone, but the vision and skill to pull off the strike made it even more impressive.

So congratulations to Matty, who has now won our Best Player of the Season award and Best Goal of the Season award. Now, how’s about signing a new contract?


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