TOP GOALS CONTEND FOR EFL GOAL OF 2016

The top five goals to compete for the EFL goal of 2016 have been released.

Each EFL club was asked to select a standout goal for the past year. A shortlist of ten was made and now supporters can pick the eventual winner.

After a public vote for the ten outstanding goals, five made the final cut.

Adam Hammil’s effort when Barnsley played Mill wall may 29th made the list. Lee Tomlin’s effort for Bristol City against Huddersfield on 30th of April and Darren Bent’s goal for Derby Country against Wolves on the 5th day of November last year made the top five. Michael Doyle scored a stunner for Portsmouth when they hosted Accrington on the 8th of March. Steve Sidwell scored the same day as Bent for Brighton when they played Bristol City.

For Bristol City, they made the list twice. One entry would leave good memories and the other not so much. Tomlin’s cracker was important as the Robins sailed to a 4-0 triumph over the Terriers. While they would be quick to vote Tomlin’s wonder goal, they would remember painfully Sidwell’s goal at Ashton Gate.

Sidwell scored a wonder goal from almost the halfway line. His goal is a strong contender as he caught goalkeeper Richard O’Donnell off-guard. The 50-yard goal was already in the net before O’Donnell could force a save as he scrambled back. The goal was one of two Bristol conceded against the Seagulls that day, dropping them from sixth place to ninth.