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Goal of the Season 2012/2013

Goal of the Season 2012/2013

Scott Hatley5 May 2013 - 08:00
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It has been a memorable season for the Millers, scoring some spectacular goals. This is our top 10 and it's up to you to vote for your winner.

A video montage of all 10 goals can be found here.

Voting begins NOW until Midnight Saturday 1st of June and the winner will be presented with the Goal of the Season Award at Aveley's end of season presentation night which is at Mill Field on Saturday 8th of June, kicking off at from 7.30pm until late.

It will be one vote per person and votes can be cast by sending your vote to aveleyfc@hotmail.com or by tweeting us at @AveleyFC.

If you cannot vote by either of those means, you can send your vote to me directly via the contact form on the website.

Below is a bit of information on all 10 of the contenders.

Goal A - Junior Dadson vs Harlow Town (a) 21/08/2012
After an opening day draw with Maldon & Tiptree, Aveley were looking for their first win of the new season, but found themselves 3-1 down away at Harlow, but then - the comeback. A brace from Jordan Cox got the teams level before Junior Dadson ran through to complete the comeback in the 88th minute. It wasn’t the most spectacular goal of the season by any stretch of the imagination, screwing the ball into the bottom corner, but it was arguably one of the most important as it set the Millers on their way this season with a 4-3 win.

Goal B - Paul Burnett vs Cheshunt (a) 25/09/2012
It was a night to forget for Aveley, who ended this evening with eight men and a 4-2 defeat, making it three defeats on the trot after being smashed by Margate and Royston 4-1 and 5-1 in the F.A Cup and F.A. Trophy respectively. This was the clear highlight for the Millers as Paul Burnett stepped up to smash home a Ronaldo-esque free-kick that put the Millers 2-1 up, before it all went wrong.

Goal C - Rashid Kamara vs East Thurrock United (h) 15/10/2012
The score-line deceived slightly. Aveley beating a Ryman Premier side 5-0 was certainly an achievement, but John Coventry’s side had more than one eye on their F.A. Cup 4th Qualifying Round reply against Chelmsford with the winners facing Colchester United in Round 1. Take nothing away from Aveley’s third goal of the night, though, after Rashid Kamara had the ball come to him inside the area the little midfielder flicked the ball into the air with his knee before executing a text-book bicycle kick into the net to make it 3-0 on night.

Goal D - Tom Querry vs Takeley (h) 29/10/2012
This Essex Senior Cup tie between the Millers and Takeley looked on paper to be straight forward, but it was far from it as some of the Millers squad players were given some much needed game time. One of the few highlights was Tom Querry’s free kick that opened the scoring. From 25 yards the left back showed great technique, curling a delightful free-kick past the goalkeeper in a 3-2 win. Takeley still went through, however, after Petrit Elbi’s appearance saw the Millers kicked out as Elbi had played for Barking in a previous round.

Goal E - Shane Oakley vs Potters Bar Town (a) 17/11/2012
This was arguably Aveley’s most complete performance of the season. Going away to a then in-form Potters Bar Town and turning them over 5-0 in their own back yard. Shane Oakley set the Millers on their way to that emphatic win as well as a hat-trick, but can have Sheldon Sellears to thank for fooling two players with an exquisite turn before playing a ball into Oakley with the outside of his boot. Oakley turned inside and then beat the goalie at his near post to start the rout.

Goal F - Junior Appiah vs Thamesmead Town (a) 01/01/2013
With the Millers 2-1 down against bogey-side Thamesmead Town on New Years Day, a corner was floated into the box and headed back towards goal by Luke Wilson. The header from Wilson found Junior Appiah who, with his back to goal, back-heeled the ball in the air and into the net for the cheekiest of equalisers. It wasn’t to matter in the end as Aveley lost 3-2 thanks to an injury time winner.

Goal G - Jordan Cox vs AFC Sudbury (a) 05/01/2013
On-loan Braintree forward, Jordan Cox, ended the season as Aveley’s top goal scorer with 28 goals in all competitions, blitzing everyone else in the Millers squad, and he had an uncanny knack of scoring braces. His first goal at AFC Sudbury was the first of another double for the striker. After bringing the ball under control expertly he shifted the ball onto his right foot before getting a strike away which took a slight deflection off Ryan Henshaw, looping past the despairing goalie as Aveley recorded a morale boosting 3-2 win a long way from home.

Goal H - Petrit Elbi vs Harlow Town (h) 25/02/2013
There is no better way to win a match than with a last minute goal. With three minutes of added on time played with the scores at 0-0 in a disappointing evening for the Millers, Petrit Elbi stepped up to smash home the winner from a free-kick and steal the points with literally the last kick of the game, sending a certain amateur commentator berserk.

Goal I - Jack Stevenson vs Witham Town (a) 05/03/2013
A spectacular finish from midfielder, Jack Stevenson, after a cross from the left was cleared, Stevenson had no hesitation but to swing his right foot at the ball, connecting perfectly as it rocketed into the roof of the net, securing a 2-0 win away at fellow play-off side Witham.

Goal J - Sheldon Sellears vs Soham Town Rangers 27/04/2013
A brilliant team move finished by Sheldon Sellears on the final day of the regular season. Junior Dadson started the move in his own half, skipping past two challenges before working the ball across the pitch from left to right. Dadson played in Alex Read, Read into Paul Burnett, Burnett back to Sellears, before the right back curled his effort first time and into the bottom corner to give Aveley a 3-2 lead in a game they ended up drawing 3-3.

Good luck to all the contenders.

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