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Goal Of The Year

17 January 2014

The fans have spoken and decided upon their favourite goal of 2013!

Cheltenham Town fans have voted Jamie Cureton's 250th career strike as their favourite goal of 2013.

Earlier this week we asked fans to vote on Twitter, Facebook and via email for their favourite goal in 2013 and the winner would then be put forward for the Mire Goal of the Year category in the 2014 Football League awards.

Back in October, Cheltenham Town defeated Dagenham & Redbridge away from home with a 2-1 scoreline. The first goal of the game was something special.

Jamie Cureton's ambitious strike of the ball, which you can watch below (0:24 seconds in), was the veteran forward's 250th goal of his career and you voted for that as your favourite strike of 2013. The voting was close however with Jermaine McGlashan's stunning strike against Rotherham back in March and Jamie Cureton's winner over AFC Wimbledon in September both coming second and third respectively.

Now we have the winning goal we will enter it into the Mitre Goal of the Year category at the Football League Awards 2014.

A judging panel will then review the goals with the top 10 being shown on Sky Sports’ Soccer AM on 9th February.  Fans will be given the opportunity to vote for goals to make the final shortlist of five, with the overall winner being decided at the glittering Awards ceremony at The Brewery, London on Sunday 16th March 2014.

Past winners of the Mitre Goal of the Year have been Simon Cox (Nottingham Forest – 2012), Peter Whittingham (Cardiff City – 2011), Dean Furman (Oldham Athletic - 2010), Nicky Maynard (Bristol City – 2009), Sylvain-Ebanks Blake (Wolverhampton Wanderers – 2008), Jermaine Beckford (Leeds United – 2007), Joe Ledley (Cardiff City – 2006) and Stefan Oakes (Notts County – 2005).

Thank you to everyone who voted. We spoke to Jamie Cureton following his 250th career goal back in October. Re-live that eye opening interview right now in the video player below.


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