Vote for your STFC Goal of 2011
As we’ve moved into 2012 it’s a good opportunity to look back on twelve of the best Swindon Town goals of 2011.
The list, compiled by Daniel Hunt, comprises eleven different players who have contributed to this selection of towering headers, team goals and individual efforts. Hopefully we haven’t missed out a good’un in this selection as we’ve tried to give even coverage of the whole year.
We’ve provided a brief review of each goal and Youtube clips when available. Vote for your goal of 2011 below, the poll closes Thursday 6pm with the result to be announced in Vic Morgan’s blog on Friday.
Goal A | Sean Morrison v Charlton Ahtletic (Away) League One January 3rd
Towering header by a Reading-bound Sean Morrison to put Swindon 3-1 up at the Valley.
Goal B | Matt Ritchie v Southampton (Away) League One February 26th
After being fed the ball wide on the right by Simon Ferry, Ritchie cuts in on his favourite left-foot to slam home past Kelvin Davis. This would be the last goal scored under now Sheffield United manager Danny Wilson.
Goal C | David Prutton v Brighton (Away) League One March 26th
A Paul Hart inspired David Prutton scores from 30 yards past Caspar Ankergren at the Withdean. Great strike from an awful Swindon footballer…
Goal D | Calvin Andrew v Brentford (Away) League One April 9th
The title of the Youtube video says it all about Calvin Andrew really! His one moment of quality in the red of Swindon was this swerving effort to give Town a priceless victory after 18 winless games stretching back to January 3rd!
Goal E | Jonathan Douglas v Sheffield Wednesday (Away) League One April 25th
Never mind being mathematically relegated at Wednesday….were you there when Douglas scored? It was worth the wait mind. Bosh!
Goal F | Michael Timlin v Tranmere Rovers (Away) League One May 7th
This Michael Timlin curler rounds off the entries from last season. His cultured strike put Swindon 2-0 up in the Wirrall and gave Paul Bodin his first and only win in caretaker charge of the Town.
Goal G | Medhi Kerrouche v Southampton (Home) Carling Cup August 30th
Mehdi Kerrouche on fire as he bends this free kick past a hapless Bialkowski in the Southampton goal. Events after the match somewhat overshadowed the quality of this free kick! Something about Leon Clarke and Paolo Di Canio…
Goal H | Jonathon Smith v Southend Utd (Home) League Two September 10th
Jonathan Smith blasts home from the edge of the box against Paul Sturrock’s men from Roots Hall. This is possibly one of the hardest hit shots I’ve ever witnessed live!
Goal I | Raffaele De Vita v Plymouth Argyle (Away), League Two October 22nd
Time for a team-goal described by Di Canio as being ‘Champions League’ standard. Ferry to Kerrouche, Kerrouche to Ferry, Ferry to Jervis, Jervis to Kerrouche, Kerrouche to Jervis who dummies for Ferry and Ferry slips in De Vita to slot home! Great one touch stuff!
Goal J | Matt Ritchie v Gillingham (Home) League Two October 25th
An opportunistic strike from 30 yards out by Matt Ritchie to help down the Gills! Great amateur footage as well.
Goal K | Oliver Risser v AFC Wimbledon (Home) Johnstone’s Paint Trophy Area Quarter Final November 8th
Oliver Risser went one better than his opening day volley against Crewe Alexandra with this rocket of an effort against the Wombles. The release of frustration clear for everyone to see on the Namibian’s face during the celebration!
Goal L | Paul Caddis v Bristol Rovers (Away) League Two December 10th
This was the Swindon skipper’s second great goal in a week after his dipping effort against Southend in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy three days before. A silky dribble from somewhere near the half line finished with aplomb on his wrong foot.