Fleetwood striker David Ball's lob shortlisted for goal of the year gong

Fleetwood Town forward David Ball's sensational goal against Preston North End is in the running for the Mitre goal of the year award for 2015.

Sunday, 20th March 2016, 12:40 pm
Updated Monday, 21st March 2016, 1:43 pm
Fleetwood Town's David Ball in action against Gillingham. Photographer Richard Martin-Roberts/CameraSport

Ball lobbed PNE keeper Sam Johnstone from 20-yards out as Fleetwood came from behind to draw 1-1 against local rivals North End at Highbury last March.

Each Football League club were invited to submit their best strike of 2015 as part of the competition, with Football League Tonight revealing the top then goals on last night’s show.

Voting closes at midday on Friday April 1 when the ten goals will be whittled down to five remaining contenders.

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The overall winner will then be decided on the night at the 2016 Football League Awards at Manchester Central on April 17.

The players and clubs included in the vote are:

Doncaster Rovers – Andy Williams

Fleetwood Town – David Ball

Hartlepool United – Michael Duckworth

Leyton Orient – Blair Turgott

Luton Town – Luke Guttridge

Oxford United – Kemar Roofe

Preston North End – Jermaine Beckford

Reading – Danny Williams

Sheffield Wednesday – Marco Matias

Walsall – Romaine Sawyers