2019 Goal Of The Year Finalists & Winner

VIDEO: Watch the 6 finalists for this year’s Nerang Soccer Club Goal Of The Year Awards, featuring some cracking strikes from the Eagles’ Premier League campaign — (full video below)

Goal 1 … Koki Miyasaka VS Mudgeeraba (equal Runner Up)
Goal 2 … Koji Kato VS Mudgeeraba
Goal 3 … Koki Miyasaka VS Broadbeach (equal Runner Up)
Goal 4 … Joel Bruggy VS Palm Beach (Winner)
Goal 5 … Koki Miyasaka VS Palm Beach
Goal 6 … Acim Tomic VS Burleigh

The finalists’ goals were judged by an independent panel of five former and current Nerang Eagles legends, and scored on a 3/2/1 points basis looking at technical skill, risk factor, the finish, the lead up play, flair and spectator appeal.

Congratulations to all of our scorers, some amazing finishes…. big congrats to Premier League debutant and eventual winner Joel Bruggy on winning the inaugural prize for best senior goal in 2019 with his long-range hit up the middle.

Here’s what some of our judges had to say about some of the goals they judged —

“Good team build up followed by great technique and power.”
– Paul Cockbain on Joel Bruggy’s winning strike

“A great build up from the back and midfield, and some individual brilliance from Koki to finish it off”
– Howard Fox on Koki’s goal against Mudgeeraba

“Very hard to score a goal with a first time hit from that distance out, plus it won them the game in the last few minutes.”
– Jono Pritchard on Joel Bruggy’s match-winning goal.

– “Showing great speed and individual brilliance to nutmeg the defender and calm control to see his mark and hit it for the goal.”
– Ebbe Sorensen on Koki’s crazy goal against Mudgeeraba

“Simply just an amazing shot you can watch over and over.”
– Club President Brad Davies on Joel Bruggy’s winner.

“Koki beats 4-5 players single handed and scores, crazy and brilliant, not much more to say there.”
– Jono Pritchard on the carving up of Broadbeach by Koki Miyasaka

The club is looking to expand the award in 2020 to incorporate both a junior and senior division. Goals must be legibly on video (even mobile phone video), must be at an official game (be it pre-season, tournament or regular season) and must be submitted ahead of next year’s presentations.

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