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Award Icing On The Cake For Hugill

2 May 2017

Jordan Hugill felt his Goal of the Season award was a good way to round off the season after an impressive campaign for the frontman.

Hugil is the club's leading goalscorer with 13 goals and after beating some stiff competition in the award category, the 24-year-old feels it's a great way to end the season. 
The striker was presented with the award at Sunday's community day for his first goal against Aston Villa back in January. 
On his competition for the trophy, Hugill said: "There were some brilliant efforts, I mean Geads [Aiden McGeady] had about four in there himself so it's good to beat someone of his standard! 
"For me it just rounds off the season that I have had, I've had a great season goalscoring wise and I think this is just a nice little accolade to help remind me of what a season I have had. 
The goal itself was Hugill's first of two in that game at Villa Park, where North End came from 2-0 down to take a point in the Midlands. 
On the strike, he continued: "I can just remember picking the ball up off DJ [Daniel Johnson] on the half-way line and everything just seemed to open up so I just kept running and then got towards the edge of the box and saw I could get a shot off so I had a go and it went into the top corner. It was a brilliant start to the comeback in that game. 
"I've listened to the commentary and he's gagging for me to pass it to Geads but everything just seemed to open up and I had the shot and it went in. I was flying with confidence at the time, though I hadn't scored in a while but I had been playing well and the goal was the icing on top of the cake." 

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