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⚽️ Trust Goal #9️⃣9️⃣3️⃣: Pierce Sweeney

Watch Pierce grab his second of the match

12 September 2018

Saturday's match saw the Grecians put five past Notts County at St James Park, moving us within the final ten goals of the landmark 1000th Goal under Supporters' Trust ownership.

Today's featured goal, No.9️⃣9️⃣3️⃣ under The Trust, is sponsored by Light Brown Partnership.

Having taken a strong lead midway through the first half, City’s advantage was halved on the stroke of half time when Enzo Boldewijn curled in a fine solo effort. Fears of a potential second half comeback by the visitors were eased with the Grecians producing a strong attacking showing following the break.
 
And their two goal lead was restored just before the hour mark. Jayden Stockley flicked a long ball forward into the path of Lee Holmes who, after some excellent trickery, brought out a fine save from Ross Fitzsimmons.

From the resulting corner Christian Oxlade-Chamberlain was adjudged to have handled in the area and, despite opposition attempts to put him off, Sweeney coolly dispatched the resulting spot kick to double his tally for the afternoon. Sweeney would go on to have the opportunity to score his first career hat trick from another penalty, but would drag his effort wide of the goalkeepers’ right post.

Watch the goal from all angles👇

Click here to read the match report.

A big thank you to our goal sponsor and Trust Corporate Member, Julie Brown of the Light Brown Partnership, in loving memory of her father who brought her to her first game at St James Park when she was 5 years old.

Despite having tea spilt on her new coat that day, she has been a lifelong supporter ever since; getting to games whenever she can now she’s an exile. A passionate supporter of both the Club and The Trust, she and her husband are both Trust members, as was her late mother.

All sponsorship money will be used by our Marketing and Media team to enhance the camera and sound equipment used regularly in the short films and interviews on the Club website.

We are still looking for goals sponsors in the countdown to the 1000th Goal. Number 995, Aaron Martin's first for the club on Saturday is still availalble, along with 996, 997 and 998.

If you would like the opportunity to be a sponsor please email: scott.palfrey@ecfc.co.uk for further details.

Please click here for more details about Trust Corporate Membership.

Up next at St James Park:

City face West Ham under-21s on Saturday, September 25 in a 7:45pm kick-off. Click here to purchase tickets online!


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