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Weekend wonder goals in The Football League

13 October 2014

The weekend’s Football League action served up its own goal of the season shortlist, including stunning half-volleys, crisp free-kicks and blistering counter attacks.

Newport County’s Darren Jones hit one of the stand-out goals - a half-volley into the top corner from 25 yards to seal all three points against York City in Sky Bet League 2.

Saturday also saw two phenomenal strikes at the Globe Arena, where Wycombe Wanderers overcame Morecambe 3-1.

Sam Wood opened the scoring for the Chairboys with a jaw-dropping, 40-yard effort on the turn, before Joe Jacobson's second-half free-kick from distance nestled in the back of the Shrimps goal.

Elsewhere, Burton Albion’s Alex MacDonald struck a late winner at Northampton with a drilled free-kick from 30 yards. Speaking about MacDonald's cracker, Brewers manager Gary Rowett told the Burton Mail: “That's probably the best goal anyone will see this season in any of the leagues."

In Sky Bet League 1, Colchester United’s Gavin Massey bagged a quality brace to move his side out of the relegation places. But it was the visiting Fleetwood Town who put themselves ahead after 18 minutes, breaking from one end of the pitch to the other in a matter of seconds.

Steven Schumacher's box-to-box, lofted through ball was successfully controlled by Liam McAlinden, who finished off the two-touch move to score his first goal for the Cod Army.

But Massey ensured the U’s took the spoils, meeting Freddie Sears' drifted delivery at the back post, before picking up the ball just outside the opposition penalty area and sending a curled effort past goalkeeper Chris Maxwell.

Walsall also opened the scoring in their game against Oldham Athletic with a route-one move that split the Latics' back line. Andy Butler’s ball from just outside his own penalty area found Jordan Cook, who neatly controlled and slotted past Paul Rachubka. His effort was not enough to inspire the Saddlers to victory however, as they went on to lose the game 2-1.

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