Holmes scoops Goal of the Season with Shrewsbury stunner

George Jones reports

Ricky Holmes has scooped the club’s Goal of the Season award for his stunning strike away at Shrewsbury Town in February.

Incredibly, Holmes hit the net five times against the Shrews last season. Two of those came at The Valley – his first two goals for the club – with the other three coming in a hat-trick netted at Greenhous Meadow.

His first Charlton goal, a curling strike from the edge of the box, was also nominated for the award, as were his free-kicks against AFC Wimbledon and Gillingham, but it is long-range opener that has won the accolade.

Collecting a flick-on from Lee Novak, he took one touch before rifling the ball into the top corner of the net.

The strike won 25 per cent of supporters’ votes with it edging out Ademola Lookman’s left-footed stunner against Scunthorpe United in the Emirates FA Cup by the narrowest of margins; just one vote.

The Goal of the Season award adds to the Supporters’ Player of the Season award for Holmes and you can watch his winning goal below.


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