The 2018/19 campaign kicked off at the start of August last year and it’s fair to say that we’ve seen a number of fantastic strikes.
The campaign has, of course, seen Exeter City taken into a new era under Matt Taylor’s stewardship and there’s been lots of memorable moments so far.
But which goal for the Grecians had you jump from your seat the highest, or make you cheer the loudest?
We had picked out 10 of the best strikes of the campaign so far until Hiram Boateng's wonder strike against Port Vale on Saturday, April 13...
So, pick YOUR Vospers' goal of the season from the 11 options👇 If you have already voted and want to vote re-vote for Hiram's goal then go ahead...
The award will be presented to the winner at the 2018/19 Awards Evening on Saturday, April 27.
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The 11 nominated goals are as follows…
1. Pierce Sweeney v Cheltenham Town (Saturday, September 22, 2018)
The first nomination comes from right back Pierce Sweeney. The start of the season saw the Irishman hit a flurry of goals, but we think this one is the pick of the bunch. City were trailing at home to Ryan Broom’s goal at the break, but a superb second-half display saw the Grecians come back to win 3-1. Pierce’s goal was City’s first of the afternoon and it came when the ball was nodded to the edge of the area before the full back rifled an effort into the bottom corner with a swerving effort.
2. Jonathan Forte v Cheltenham Town (Saturday, September 22, 2018)
The second nomination comes from the very same game and it was a special goal which marked a major milestone in the history of Exeter City. With the Grecians winning 2-1 Cheltenham were looking to bring themselves level before Jayden Stockley cleared up field. That clearance saw Forte chase down the loose ball before winning it from a defender and charging in on goal before curling an effort into the corner in style. This goal was the 1,000th league goal that Exeter City have scored whilst under the Supporters’ Trust ownership.
3. Lee Martin v Crewe Alexandra (Saturday, December 15, 2018)
This goal was a moment of brilliance from City’s number 7 and it proved the difference in what was a 1-0 win for the Grecians. After pouring rain put the game in doubt ahead of kick-off, the referee adjudged the pitch to be playable and, despite a few puddles on the SJP pitch, it was City who came out on top. A tight game was opened up when Lee Holmes fed the ball to Martin before he turned and cut in from the right before curling an exquisite effort into the far corner of the goal.
4. Jayden Stockley v Oldham Athletic (Saturday, December 22, 2018)
A striker who more than made his mark at Exeter City, Jayden Stockley will be remembered fondly by City fans for his goal return. In fact, his hat-trick against Oldham was the perfect parting gift from Stockley, who earned a move to Championship side Preston North End for his performances for the Grecians. Stockley helped City to three points on the road with three goals, but his second was perhaps the best. Lee Holmes darted down the left before pulling the ball back for Stockley to fire first time into the top left-hand corner to send the City fans home delighted.
5. Lee Holmes v Yeovil Town (Saturday, December 26, 2018)
In a west country derby, the Grecians fought to a 2-1 win over Yeovil Town at St James Park with the pick of the goals coming from Lee Holmes, who opened the scoring on 34 minutes. Lee picked up the ball on the right-hand side before running at the Yeovil defence and cutting inside, and the winger made no mistake as his left-footed effort found the far corner in superb style.
6. Archie Collins v Swindon Town (Tuesday, January 1, 2019)
The first game of 2019 saw the Grecians put in a wonderful performance in Wiltshire as they came away with a 2-0 win. Jonathan Forte put the Grecians ahead with a well-taken penalty kick before Archie Collins made the points safe with a wonderful strike. The youngster’s first professional goal saw him receive the ball towards the left-hand side before he dribbled inside and sent a fierce strike into the far corner.
7. Nicky Law v Carlisle United (Saturday, February 9, 2019)
With the Grecians on a good run of form they travelled to Cumbria looking for three points. Despite it ending in a draw, the match brought about another fantastic strike- this time courtesy of Nicky Law. Having won a free-kick on the edge of the United box, the City number 8 hit a right footed effort which was blocked but the ball fell back to him and he fired in a left-footed shot into the bottom corner of Adam Collin’s goal.
8. Matt Jay v Crewe Alexandra (Saturday, February 23, 2019)
If there’s one player who has taken his chance towards the end of the 2018/19 season, then it’s certainly Matt Jay. One of our own, MJ was given a starting berth by manager Matt Taylor away at Gresty Road against a strong Alexandra side. Jake Taylor’s deflected effort had given the Grecians an early lead before Chris Porter’s header levelled things. On 66 minutes Matt then showed some fantastic footwork on the edge of the Crewe box to shape some space to shoot, and his effort curled into the bottom right-hand corner which gave City all three points.
9. Matt Jay v Lincoln City (Tuesday, February 26, 2019)
Just a few days later the Grecians were back on the road and Matt Jay was back in the goals. The match ended one apiece following last second heartbreak at Sincil Bank when John Akinde fired in a low effort in stoppage time to ensure Danny Cowley’s side would take at least a point from the match. But the opener came courtesy of more fantastic work from Matt Jay as he took a free-kick wide on the left-hand side. The forward’s effort, with pace and swerve, evaded the defenders in the box and sailed into the far corner to send Matt towards the away end to celebrate with the travelling Grecians.
10. Matt Jay v Colchester United (Saturday, March 16, 2019)
A third and final entry for Matt Jay, and this effort was quite a hit at home to Colchester United. The strike won Quest’s goal of the weekend, and for good reason. In a quiet first half the teams seemed to be heading into the break at 0-0 but a long ball forward was challenged by Ryan Bowman and fell kindly into the path of Jay, who struck the ball first time from the edge of the box, as the ball flew into the back of the net. That helped City on their way to a 3-0 win over their opponents.
11. Hiram Boateng v Port Vale (Saturday, April 13, 2019)
What a way to score your first goal of the season... 55 minutes in and City are leading Port Vale 1-0 thanks to Nicky Law's early penalty. Craig Woodman sends the ball in to Boateng, who controlled the ball on his chest, turned and volleyed the ball past Brown in sensational fashion, rivalling his goal scored against Lincoln in the play-offs last season. That wonderstrike helped City on their way to a 2-0 win over their opponents and opened up a four point gap above eighth place Carlisle United.
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