Dunfermline Athletic striker Ryan Wallace’s thumping header that capped a two goal comeback against promotion rivals Morton has been voted as the October winner of the SFL’s Goal of the Month competition.
The Pars had been behind to an Archie Campbell brace when Stephen Husband pulled a goal back with 8 minutes to go and as the clocked ticked down Josh Falkingham received a pass in a crowded midfield area deep inside his own half.
The former Arbroath player hit a delightful 60 yard pass down the wing that just curled inside the visiting defence enough to allow Andy Kirk to hit a first time cross over towards Wallace.
The striker rose and used the pace already on the ball to knock it back across goal to grab Jim Jefferies’ side a point.
Wallace was delighted to be told of his Award saying, “I knew the goal was on-line and getting voted on so it is brilliant news to hear it was chosen as the best one. It was already a special goal because we secured a point after being two goals down.”
“It is my job to score goals and that was probably the best goal I have scored in terms of the build-up. I just remember Josh playing a great pass and Andy putting over a wonderful cross right onto the top of my head. Andy has a great record for goalscoring but he can make a few as well.”
Wallace added, “It was a hard ask to get back into the game but we did it. To do it so late in the game added to the drama of it. I am not that well known for scoring with headers and that was only the third one of my career after goals at Dumbarton and Forfar.”
The 22-year-old IRN-BRU Ginger Boot Award of April 2011 and March 2012 is looking forward to the Boxing Day clash with Falkirk at East End Park saying, “Games between these two sides are really exciting Derby affairs and hopefully this one will have a big crowd at it. After not winning in our last couple of games kick off cannot come quick enough as we want to get back to winning ways. I am on 7 goals for the season and my first target is to get into double figures and a goal against Falkirk would help that. After double figures I will set myself a new target.”
Wallace will not be scoring goals in either of his Ginger Boots as he said, “They are cracking boots but a bit bright for me. I will stick to plain ones and hopefully get another special goal wearing them.”