Danny’s hit against Blackburn amongst best of 2015Danny Williams’ stunning strike against Blackburn Rovers is in with a shout of being named the Football League’s Goal of the Year 2015, after being named in the ten-goal shortlist for the best strikes of the calendar year!
You can register your vote to give Danny the chance of taking the award by clicking here.
The American midfielder notched the very first goal of Brian McDermott’s current reign at Madejski Stadium – despite the unlikeliest of angles, Williams latched on to Hal Robson-Kanu’s flick-on and beat Rovers stopper Jason Steele with a drive that was packing power and pinpoint precision.
In context, it had plenty of importance too – it was the sole goal in the 1-0 win against our guests from Lancashire, and in doing so ended a losing-streak of four games and kicked off our manager’s new spell in style.
Take a look at the goal from a few different angles above, as well as hearing what Danny, Brian and teammate Stephen Quinn had to say about the goal that afternoon! The gaffer called it ‘top drawer’, and midfielder teammate Quinn called it ‘Van Basten-esque’… high praise for a stunning strike, and a goal well worthy of making the Football League’s shortlist of 10!
Danny faces stiff opposition – this is the shortlist in full…
Doncaster Rovers – Andy Williams (vs Oldham)
Fleetwood Town – David Ball (vs Preston)
Hartlepool United – Michael Duckworth (vs Carlisle)
Leyton Orient – Blair Turgott (vs Leyton Orient)
Luton Town – Luke Guttridge (vs Cambridge)
Oxford United – Kemar Roofe (vs Brentford)
Preston North End – Jermaine Beckford (vs Chesterfield)
Reading – Danny Williams (vs Blackburn)
Sheffield Wednesday – Marco Matias (vs Leeds)
Walsall – Romaine Sawyers (vs Blackpool)
To vote for Danny’s goal to be named Goal of the Year 2015 at the Football League Awards and to watch the other nominees, click here.