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⚽️ Trust 1,000 goal countdown: No. 4️⃣3️⃣1️⃣ Richard Logan

Goal that won back-to-back promotions

28 July 2018

With just seven days to go until Matt Taylor's side kick-off the season against Carlisle, ‘The 1000th Goal’ project counts you down to the game with a look back at some of the most iconic goals scored under supporters' ownership.

The 1,000th goal project has been set up as the Trust will more than likely be celebrating reaching 1,000 league goals under supporters ownership this coming season. The tally currently stands at 982 league goals, including play-offs.

From one promotion winning header to another, after yesterday's look at Rob Edwards header against Cambridge United. This time it was none other than Richard Logan who, having twelve months previously scored the goal to send City to Wembley, would write himself into Grecians folklore with goal number 431 under The Trust.
On the day, 2,454 Grecians had made the trip to Rotherham United for the final game of the season in 2009, knowing that victory at The Don Valley stadium would secure back-to-back promotions for City.

After a goalless first half, it was substitute Logan, who had only been on the pitch for nine minutes, who rose highest at the far post to head home from Rob Edwards’ cross and send Paul Tisdale’s side into League One for the first time.

Loanee Stuart Fleetwood had the chance to seal the win five minutes later, when Craig McAllister was brought down inside the area, but his penalty was saved by Andy Warrington. The game finished 1-0 and the Grecians finished second with Bury ultimately missing out on promotion as a result.
Pictured above is Richard Logan celebrating promotion with Adam Stansfield. A young Liam Sercombe is in the background. Picture courtesy of Pinnacle Photo Agency.
For a match report on the game from the BBC click here.

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