Wednesday 27th April 2016
VOTING is now underway for the 2015/16 Goal of the Season award, which will be presented at the Sonstrust Awards Night.
You can make your vote count by clicking onto the following link that will take you to an external site. Simply choose your preferred option and press ‘vote’.
To see the goals, click on the name of the goalscorer, match and date which will take you to our YouTube channel. The footage should begin a couple of seconds before the goal is scored.
As a side note, we’re only going to include current members of the DFC squad. So whilst Wullie Gibson scored a magic free kick or two, as he’s no longer with us then he won’t be included.
And the nominees are…
1. Grant Gallagher vs Morton (25/07/15)
The first competitive goal of the Stevie Aitken era. A brilliant ball from Gregor Buchanan found Scott Taggart on the wing. His first time cross was met by Gallagher, who headed the ball into the far corner. Pleasing on the eye and Sons went on to win 3-2.
2. Garry Fleming vs St Mirren (12/20/15)
This isn’t the first time Fleming will feature on this list for a goal against St Mirren. Fleming, with his back to goal, received the ball in the box. On the turn, he shot with his left foot and the ball rifled into the net. The goal arrived a good time for Dumbarton who would be sitting in seventh place at Christmas time.
3. Mark Docherty vs Livingston (30/01/16)
You could have argued that Dumbarton’s first league goal of 2016 was a fluke. That argument would be rubbished, however. This was the second of Sparky’s goals straight from a corner, with the other coming against Alloa in December. He also came close against Livingston in the same month, but hit the post – the rebound was scored. This was no fluke.
4. Kevin Cawley vs Hibs (27/02/16)
Dumbarton have a 100% record against Hibs this season when playing at the Cheaper Insurance Direct Stadium. The second of the wins came in late February. Cawley, playing in a ‘number 10 role’ behind the striker, took a brilliant touch to get away from PFA Player of the Year nominee John McGinn before advancing and putting the ball in the corner from 20 yards.
5. Christian Nade vs Alloa Athletic (08/03/16)
Nade had only scored his first goal for the club a few weeks ago against Hibs, but after this game he was sitting on a tidy 4 goals. After already scoring a storming header that could have featured on this list, the goal that sealed his hatrick knocked it out of the park. His reaction time was lightning quick to realize where the ball would be going, and the strikers instinct to arrow it into the corner makes it a worthy contender.
6. Tom Walsh vs Queen of the South (12/04/16)
The Rangers loanee scored his first goal for the Sons in a vital 4-2 win over The Doonhammers. Even though the ball was gifted to him on the edge of the box, Walsh still had a lot to do and skinned his man before superbly firing the ball into the far corner to equalise for Dumbarton.
7. Garry Fleming vs St Mirren (23/04/16)
The goal that kept Dumbarton up. With news filtering through that Queen of the South had levelled against Livingston, Sons knew that a win would ensure Championship safety once more. Dumbarton’s top scorer stepped up, and unleashed a stunning volley from 20 yards which arrowed into the top corner. A goal fit to win any game. A goal fit to secure survival.
It’s as easy as that.
The award will be presented by Jack Crawford and Ross Brodie at the Sonstrust Awards Night on Sunday May 1st.