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Ton-up for Ebanks-Blake

18 November 2015

Spireites striker Sylvan Ebanks-Blake scored the 100th goal of his career on Saturday as he netted the opener against Oldham Athletic with typical panache.

The 29-year-old had previosuly scored for Manchester United, Plymouth Argyle, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Preston North End before arriving at the Proact Stadium in the summer with 93 career goals to his name.

A magnificent seven goals so far this campaign brought up the top-scorer's century - with five in his last five league games cannoning Ebanks-Blake rapidly towards triple figures.

So, is goalscoring difficult? Ebanks-Blake explains: "I guess it's not luck any more, I've got a sense in the box for it and that's what I've worked on since I was a kid."

In recognition of his landmark, we asked Ebanks-Blake to pick out his four favourite strikes, and in no particular order here they are:


Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 - 0 Queens Park Rangers, Saturday, April 18, 2009

The striker bagged his 25th of the season and with it secured Wolves' promotion to the Premier League with a smart eight-yard finish to complete a move that saw Andy Keogh make headway down the left.

Manchester United 4 - 1 Barnet, Wednesday, October 26, 2005

The first of his personal century, Ebanks-Blake scored his first and only Red Devils goal in the League Cup at Old Trafford. Pouncing on Giuseppe Rossi's touch he rounded the 'keeper and rolled home.

Charlton Athletic 2 - 3 Wolverhampton Wanderers, Saturday, March 29, 2008

A 'wonder goal' that won Ebanks-Blake a host of goal of the season awards, the forward pulled down a long ball, bamboozled his marker on the byline with an electric turn before firing across goal into the top corner.

Chesterfield 1 - 2 Oldham Athletic, Saturday, November 14, 2015

The goal that would mark the century came after Dan Gardner's clever flick freed Dan Jones, the left-back's low ball in, pushed into Ebanks-Blake's patch by the 'keeper, the Spireite doing what he'd done 99 times before and finding the net.

Ebanks-Blake said: "Every goal is special, but I have to include that one as it was my hundredth. I knew going into the game that I was a goal away and it was great to be able to get it so quickly."

Here's to Ebanks-Blake and the start his quest for the next hundred!


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