Thursday, 15 November 2012

Was this the greatest goal?

Four Four Two used social media to ask their readers what they thought was the greatest goal they had seen their club score. The quest was focused on the relatively recent past.

Charlton fans nominated Sean Bartlett's goal against Leicester City at The Valley on 1 April 2001: 'Like everyone else inside the groud that day, Foxes full-back Gary Rowett expevts the South African maestro to take a touch rather than attempting a visionary Valley volley. But with both feet off the ground, striker Bartlett dispatches Graeme Stuart's raking diagonal pass with enviable nonchalance. A worthy Goal of the Season winner.'

I still have the commemorative t-shirt. But what other goals might qualify? One by Johnnie Robinson away at Huddersfield from distance was certainly good. A memorable goal, if not a great one, was the header by Richard Rufus in the play-off final. A scruffed goal scored by Keith Jones in a 1-0 win against Liverpool at The Valley comes to mind. Luke Young scored a rather good goal at home to Liverpool in a 2-0 victory.

But I'm sure there are many other candidates.


Blackheath Addicted said...

My two from the past would be Killer's Big Match goal of the season against Hull and Ray Treacy's strike against Derby. As a job lot, Super Clive's play-off final hattrick can't be beaten, but what about Claus Jensen's chip into the far post at Highbury (and his 40-yard rebound to seal victory at Maine Road)?

AC said...

Jim Melrose's 9 second goal at Upton Park was incredible. The atmosphere on the terrace that day was electric.

Anonymous said...

The best thing I can remember Kevin Lisbie for in his time here was to score that excellent hattrick against Liverpool in 2003 at the Valley (3-2). His third one was stunning solo effort from our half, finishing with a shot from 20 yards past Dudek.

New York Addick said...

Paul Mortimer scored a couple of great solo goals (including at Norwich if I recall correctly).

The best goal I ever saw against us was Robin van Persie's head-high volley in the lunchtime kick-off at The Valley in 2006 or so.

Anonymous said...

All three of Clive Mendonca's goals against Sunderland in the playoff final at Wembley were sheer class.