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Ollie Banks Wins Spireites Goal of 2014

1 February 2015

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Ollie Bank's curling beauty against Huddersfield Town in the Capital One Cup has been voted the Spireites' top goal of 2014.

After being the overwhelming winner following our YouTube video nomination process, Banks's stunning effort has been submitted as Chesterfield's nomination as the best goal for 2014 and will now compete with the 71 other Football League clubs for the award.

Runner-up in the voting was Jimmy Ryan's thunderbolt against Sheffield United.

The winning goal can be viewed here along with the rest of the nominated goals, though votes cast now will no longer be recorded.

The 72 club-nominated goals will be whittled down to an initial ten and then, through the Football League's partnership with Soccer AM, a final shortlist of five goals will go forwards to the awards evening on Sunday, April 19. The overall winner will then be decided on the night by attendee votes.

Banks's strike put the Spireites two goals to the good in the game, but the home side would eventually go on to lose 5-3 after extra time.

Speaking after finding out his goal would be put forward for the Mitre Goal of the Year Award Banks was over the moon

"I'm delighted," said Banks. "There were a lot of great goals scored last year. Jimmy Ryan's goal against Sheffield United and the Robbo's [Gary Roberts] to win the league, so it's nice to win.

"I remember, I just saw the 'keeper off his line and there were a couple of defenders coming towards me so I thought it was worth a crack.

"I'm not sure what chance my goal's got of winning because I'm sure there will be a lot of good goals to choose from, but hopefully mine's in with a chance.

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