It was hard to not include every goal this year but these are the 10 goals that Charlton Live have chosen for this years goal of the season. Please vote for your favourite and we shall give an award to the winner on Sunday at the player of the year dinner.
SCOTT WAGSTAFF vs Bournemouth (H)
It seems like ages since that first game at the Valley, but we have not forgotten that goal. When receiving the ball on the edge of the area, most midfielders take a touch or flick it into the box. Not when you’re Scott Wagstaff. He hit the ball straight away on the volley for a stunner of a goal. It’s rare you see a beauty like this but for the first game of the season this was incredible.
DANNY HOLLANDS vs Preston North End (H)
In a game with five goals it’s not unusual that one is a stand-out. Hollands’ header was pretty powerful to be able to beat the Preston keeper but the build-up play and cross from Rhoys Wiggins were superb. The run by Hollands to meet the ball just makes this better and it is a deserved contender.
YANN KERMOGRANT vs Yeovil Town (A)
Yann has been superb this season and this goal sums up his talent. After Christmas Day there are always a few things you don’t want. This past year, one was travelling to Yeovil on a public holiday, and the other was being a keeper with a Kermorgant screamer heading your way. Yann teed up the ball for his free-kick towards the away end at Yeovil, and within a flash it’s in the back of the net. An absolute peach.
JOHNNIE JACKSON vs Sheffield Wednesday (A)
It’s 0-0 and 28 minutes are on the clock. Charlton are awarded a free-kick just outside the box. Jackson steps up and fires the ball into the net, leaving the ex-Addicks keeper Nicky Weaver stunned and the travelling Charlton fans jubilant. Another free-kick, another worthy contender.
JOHNNIE JACKSON vs Sheffield United (H)
After the goal against Sheffield Wednesday the week before, we all knew Jackson could take free-kicks but what we didn’t know was how flexible he was taking them. After putting the ball into the top right-hand corner at Hillsborough, this time the skipper belted a winner into the top left for three more essential points.
DANNY GREEN vs Exeter City (A)
Green’s bobbing down the wing and crosses the ball in. Everyone’s reaction is it’s a poor cross from Green. The ball then goes over the keeper… surely it’s going out for a goal kick? But the ball’s still curling and it’s gone in the net. There were a few seconds of stunned silence but then the roar of the crowd said it all. I don’t think that we will ever know if this was a cross or a shot but the fact of the matter is it went in.
DALE STEPHENS vs Bury (H)
It wasn’t looking good for Charlton: set to lose our first game at the Valley after Bury got a goal three minutes from half-time. It’s the 93rd minute and Charlton have surely lost this. Danny Hayne’s effort gets cleared and lands to Dale, who smashes the ball from 25 yards into the roof of the net, breaking part of the net in the process and the stadium erupts.
MICHAEL MORRISON vs Stevenage (H)
With virtually a half-volley from the ‘D’, it’s hard for a striker to manage to control the ball and score from outside the box but for a defender to be able to hit it so smoothly and launch it into the roof of the net beyond the keeper is incredible.
DANY N’GUESSAN vs Yeovil Town (H)
It’s Dany’s debut game and he came to the club with a record of scoring on his debut for almost every team he had played for. The ball came to Dany on the left who crosses the ball in which looks to be going straight over the bar. I remember the guy next to me’s immediate reaction was that this guyis awful. That was a wrong time to make such a statement as the ball started to dip. Was it meant? Probably not. Was it a great finish? Yes.
BRADLEY WRIGHT-PHILLIPS vs Carlisle United (A)
This was not the most skilful of goals but it’s what this goal meant which counts. Charlton needed to better Sheffield Wednesday’s result to seal promotion for a third time at Carlisle. Colchester were holding Wednesday and Charlton only needed one goal. It’s the 76th minute, Jackson whips in a free-kick, Stephens knocks it forward and then with the vital touch Wright-Phillips puts the ball into the back of the net.
Time to make your vote…..