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#PeoplesPuskas: vote for Aaron Nash’s Dursley stunner


Dursley captain Aaron Nash has made it to the final two nominations to lift a global football award.

The Dursley striker and Manchester United fan could be crowned The People’s Puskas champion for his howitzer against Lydney Reserves in the Gloucestershire Northern Senior League.

Nash’s sumptuous strike arrived after Dursley went a goal behind at The Rec.

The move which led to Nash’s stunner saw teenager Haydn Evans fizz over a cross where Nash stood, poised and waiting, to unleash an outrageous acrobatic Wayne Rooney style volley past the rooted goalkeeper.

Unsurprisingly, Dursley were moved to immortalise Nash’s effort as “one of the greatest ever scored” on their home pitch.

Nash said: “I was playing off the left at the time, a few early chances went flashing across the box, so I knew I had to get myself in the mixer to give my self a chance. Young Hadyn Evans burst down the right, chopped back in, then stuck a great ball in. I thought ‘this is it’ and leapt up, and bang and caught it as flush as I could, and watched it fly into the top corner – it was a goal of lifetime.

” I feel humble for the community coming together and voting for me.”

The People’s Puskas Award gives those amateur players overlooked by FIFA the credit and spotlight by showcasing the most spectacular goals scored at all levels.

After highlighting eight goals for the inaugural 2022 People’s Puskas Award, this time the number of nominees has been increased to 23 goals and is now down to just two.

The voting format has also been tweaked, with a community vote being run via Veo’s dedicated People’s Puskas website.

The vote is now open.

Click HERE to watch Aaron’s wonder strike and vote for him.

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