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⚽️ Trust 1,000 goal countdown: No. 4️⃣5️⃣4️⃣ Adam Stansfield

No goal countdown would have been complete without an Adam Stansfield strike.

29 July 2018

With just six 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.

No goal countdown would have been complete without an Adam Stansfield strike, and what better one to choose than the one immortalised by the Exeter Pound?

On a late November evening in 2009, City were both a goal and a man down going into the last two minutes of the game. Bertie Cozic had brought down David Martin in the box in the first half, with the Millwall winger dusting himself off to convert the spot-kick; whilst Steve Tully had been sent off early in the second half for a second bookable offence.

With the Grecians staring at defeat, Stansfield ran onto a quick throw down the right side before delivering a cross-cum-shot from the touchline which looped over David Forde for goal number 454 under The Trust.

Pictured above is Adam Stansfield doing his, now iconic, knee slide celebration in front of the Doble Stand after scoring against Millwall. Picture courtesy of Pinnacle Photo Agency.

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