Banner image

Smith lands Ultimate Finish of the Season

Matt Smith has capped City’s memorable Johnstone’s Paint Trophy campaign by landing the Ultimate Finish of the Season award.

The striker scored all five City goals in the 5-3 aggregate area final victory over Gillingham, but was unable to play in the final at Wembley with his loan spell from Fulham already over.

Smith’s stunning half-volley from the corner of the penalty area – his fourth of the first leg at Priestfield – demanded 40% of the public vote in which over 1,110 football fans had their say.

The goal, also voted as the goal of the round for the area final stage, saw off competition from nine other sensational strikes to claim the Ultimate Finish season accolade.

City went on to defeat Walsall at the national stadium to lift the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy, part of a famous double along with the Sky Bet League 1 title.

Ben Wilde, brand and sponsorship manager for Johnstone’s Paint, said: “There were a number of superb goals in this season’s Johnstone’s Paint Trophy and the shortlist gave fans a very difficult decision.

“Matt Smith’s goal was an absolute cracker and continued Bristol City’s fantastic season in all competitions. Our congratulations go to both the player and the club.”

Related News

Freeman wins MOTD League One Player of the Year

Freeman wins MOTD League One Player of the Year

Posted: Thursday, May 7th 2015

Proud I Wore The City Shirt - JET

Proud I Wore The City Shirt - JET

Posted: Wednesday, May 6th 2015

Elliot Offered Under-21s Role

Elliot Offered Under-21s Role

Posted: Tuesday, May 5th 2015

Pack Offered New Bristol City Contract

Pack Offered New Bristol City Contract

Posted: Tuesday, May 5th 2015

Latest News

MansionBet Match Preview: Stoke City (A)

MansionBet Match Preview: Stoke City (A)

Posted: Sunday, September 20th 2020

Watch: From Russia to the Robins...Downing's football story

Watch: From Russia to the Robins...Downing's football story

Posted: Saturday, September 19th 2020

‘Why competition in the squad is healthy’ – Downing

‘Why competition in the squad is healthy’ – Downing

Posted: Friday, September 18th 2020

Bentley sees City playing football with a smile

Bentley sees City playing football with a smile

Posted: Friday, September 18th 2020

Also from Bristol Sport

Bears to host Bordeaux in Challenge Cup semi-final
Rugby icon

Bears to host Bordeaux in Challenge Cup semi-final

Bristol Bears will host Bordeaux-Begles in the semi final of the European Challenge Cup, with the tie being played at Ashton Gate on Friday, September 25th (7.45pm KO, live on BT Sport).

Posted: Saturday, September 19th 2020 • Rugby

Video: Bristol Bears 56-17 Dragons Rugby
Rugby icon

Video: Bristol Bears 56-17 Dragons Rugby

Bristol Bears ran riot at Ashton Gate to book their place in the European Challenge Cup semi-finals on Friday evening.

Posted: Saturday, September 19th 2020 • Rugby

As it happened: Bristol Bears 56-17 Dragons
Rugby icon

As it happened: Bristol Bears 56-17 Dragons

Re-live all of the action from Friday night's Challenge Cup quarter final victory over Dragons at Ashton Gate, as we dissect the key moments.

Posted: Saturday, September 19th 2020 • Rugby

Lam targets improvements ahead of semi final
Rugby icon

Lam targets improvements ahead of semi final

Pat Lam says Bristol Bears will relish another big week of preparation after booking their place in the last four of the European Challenge Cup.

Posted: Saturday, September 19th 2020 • Rugby

Report: Bristol Bears 56-17 Dragons Rugby
Rugby icon

Report: Bristol Bears 56-17 Dragons Rugby

Bristol Bears stormed into the last four of the European Challenge Cup with a devastating seven-try demolition of Dragons at Ashton Gate.

Posted: Friday, September 18th 2020 • Rugby