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⚽️ Trust 1,000 goal countdown: No. 4️⃣7️⃣9️⃣ Ryan Harley

Today we look at Ryan Harley's vital strike against Huddersfield Town

30 July 2018

With just five 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.

It's here! The EFL League Two season kicks off this week! How about one of the most important goals in City's recent history to whet your appettite?

Here is goal number 479 under The Trust, a memorable one to say the least.

It's May 8, 2010 and with eight minutes left on the clock, City’s stay in League One was looking likely to last only a solitary season. Needing a victory to survive, the Grecians were drawing one-all with play-off contenders Huddersfield Town and were heading for relegation. Up stepped Ryan Harley.

Paul Jones’ long kick forward was flicked on towards George Friend, who had returned on loan from Wolves. Friend’s outstretched left leg cushioned the ball into the path of Harley who hit a sublime right-foot volley low past Alex Smithies and into the Huddersfield net. City won 2-1 and remained in League One for a further two seasons.

Pictured above is Ryan Harley celebrating in front of the Big Bank with Scott Golbourne on his shoulders and George Friend jumping with delight. Picture courtesy of Pinnacle Photo Agency.

Please click here to view the BBC's match report.


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