Capital Effort

LEWIS Alessandra's wonder goal against Birmingham City has been nominated as Argyle's Goal of the Year 2013.

Each Football League club has been invited to enter their best strike from the calendar year 2013, as award sponsors Mitre attempt find the best goal scored in England last year. Via a partnership with Soccer AM, the 72 nominated goals will be whittled down to five finalists, and a winner from that quintet decided on the evening of the Football League Award ceremony.

We consulted fans via our Twitter channel and discussed the matter extensively internally, and overwhelmingly Lewi's effort was considered the stand-out goal of the year.

The goal was Lewi's first for the Pilgrims, and indeed Argyle's first of the 2013/14 season. It levelled the scores in that game, after the Blues had taken the lead in the tie. Lewi would go on to notch another in that game, once again an equaliser to bring it back to 2-2, but Birmingham eventually prevailed 3-2 after extra time.

Other goals considered were Joe Bryan's audacious curler in a magnificent win at Chesterfield, Jason Banton's fine winner against Exeter and a pair of fine Luke Young free-kicks. But Lewi's effort stood out above all of these cracking goals.

To relive the moment, and to hear Lewi talking us through the goal, watch the video below.