Grigg's record-breaking goal against Gillingham tipped to win gong

MK Dons have announced the end of season awards to be held next week

Wednesday, 28th April 2021, 11:09 am
Updated Wednesday, 28th April 2021, 11:10 am
Dons celebrate Will Grigg's goal against Gillingham

The 56-pass move, finished off by Will Grigg against Gillingham last month, is the favourite of Russell Martin and Matt O'Riley to win this season's Goal of the Season at next week's awards evening.

The usual prizes will be dished out in the virtual ceremony hosted on YouTube on Friday May 7, including Player of the Year, Player's Player of the Year and Media Personality of the Year.

There have been plenty of great goals to choose from this season too, but for both Martin and O'Riley, there is only one stand-out goal.

WATCH THE FULL MOVE HERE"Goal of the Season is up in the lecture theatre - it’s Griggy’s. That’s such a good team goal," said the manager. "So much of our hard work just came to life and it’s no better feeling to watch that be transferred into the match. It’ credit to the players because they have to take the courage into the game to do it. the only disappointment is we lost the game. It was some goal and Griggy is the one we wanted it to fall to at the end."

O'Riley concurred with his manager, adding: "I have to say Griggy's 56-pass goal because it's just a silly stat isn't it! That many passes away from home in League One is unheard of isn't it? Especially at a place like Gillingham where they are known to be quite good defensively. I was really impressed with that one."

February's 1-0 win over high-flying Hull City at the KCOM Stadium also ranked highly for Performance of the Year for the pair.

O'Riley continued: "I thought Hull away was really good. Because of where we were in the league, and where they were we could easily have gone there and struggled but we didn't. We were the better side and deserved to win it which was very impressive. That was when I realised we could really challenge these top sides next season."

Martin added: "Charlton away meant a lot to me personally, because it came just a few days after I lost my father. The way we played in front of fans as well made it feel even more special.

"Hull away they were excellent as well, I loved that. Swindon at the weekend, Rochdale away I the second half I loved watching - there have been a lot to enjoy and some not to as well!"