Last Saturday afternoon, Barry Bannan scored a contender for goal of the season.
In Sheffield Wednesday’s 3-2 win away at MK Dons, the former Aston Villa midfielder found the back of the net with an astonishing effort from around 45 yards out.
We felt certain that would be the best goal from an action-packed Easter weekend in the Football League, but it turns out we may have been wrong on that.
The ginger-haired midfielder somehow found the back of the net from close to the corner flag, his swerving effort soaring into the far corner of the opposition’s net.
Colback looked shocked, as did some of the Forest fans who witnessed the moment of magic live in the flesh.
Check out the goal here…
Video: Colback’s stunning volley for Forest vs West Brom
WHAT HAVE WE JUST WITNESSED!!! 🤯— Sky Sports Football (@SkyFootball) April 18, 2022
Jack Colback has just hit an absolute stunner!!! 🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/KOOmcmHB8T
What. A. Strike.
Of course, there will be a lot of debate as to whether Colback actually meant it.
There’s a very real possibility that he was looking to cross the ball into the box on the volley rather than shoot, but where’s the fun in that, eh?
Let’s all be glass half full people here and say that Colback meant to leave us open-mouthed with a quite incredible goal.
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And even if he didn’t intend to get the better of David Button from such an acute angle (which is obviously not the case), the left-footed strike was still spectacular.
Colback’s goal put Forest 3-0 up just before the half-time break and it was a hugely entertaining first 45 minutes at the City Ground.
Brennan Johnson opened the scoring from the penalty spot in the 19th-minute after Darnell Furlong was shown a second yellow card for a deliberate handball, before Ryan Yates made it 2-0 four minutes later.
Sam Surridge added a fourth for Forest in second half stoppage-time and the 4-0 victory now means a top six finish looks all but a certainty for Steve Cooper’s talented side.