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7 April 2017

The March nominations for the
Sky Bet Championship
Goal of the Month Award are:



Tom Barkhuizen – PRESTON NORTH END v Reading – 11th March

Barkhuizen scored his first Preston goal in style. Finishing off a fluent move, his sweeping shot from the edge of the area traced a beautiful arc on its way to goal.

Marvin Emnes – BLACKBURN ROVERS v Wigan Athletic – 4th March

A sublime individual effort from Emnes that showcased his instant control and ability to dribble at speed, jink inside two defenders and fire a low shot inside the near post.

Joe Newell – Queens Park Rangers v ROTHERHAM UNITED – 18th March

Seizing on Danny Ward’s knockdown, Newell didn’t hesitate as he caught a left-foot half-volley from 30 yards so sweetly, it was still rising as it struck the back of the net.


The March nominations for the
Sky Bet League One
Goal of the Month Award are:


Chris Maguire – OXFORD UNITED v Bolton Wanderers – 21st March

Central to the goal, Maguire curled home a free-kick so perfectly into the space where crossbar and post meet that Bolton keeper Ben Alnwick didn’t even move.

Daniel Lafferty – Rochdale v SHEFFIELD UNITED – 4th March

Lafferty watched the ball drop to him 35 yards out following a corner and struck it unerringly into the bottom corner with the outside of his left boot. Unstoppable.

Nathaniel Mendez-Laing – ROCHDALE v Gillingham – 18th March

Neat awareness from Mendez-Laing to skip inside a defender was followed by a fiercely struck angled left-foot shot that flew past Gillingham keeper Stuart Nelson.


The March nominations for the
Sky Bet League Two
Goal of the Month Award are:


Simeon Akinola – BARNET v Crawley Town – 11th March

What made his spectacularly executed overhead kick extra special was the manner in which Akinola read a Jamal Campbell-Ryce cross that was drifting away from him.

Matt Butcher - Morecambe v YEOVIL TOWN – 11th March

Defender Butcher adjusted his body to face goalwards as a clearance dropped out of the sky and then caught it perfectly to send a 25-yard volley looping into the net.

Graham Carey – PLYMOUTH ARGYLE v Morecambe – 18th March

As the ball was tapped sideways to him, Carey already knew that he wanted to stop it, then curl it effortlessly over Morecambe keeper Barry Roche into the far corner.


VOTING IS OPEN FROM 6AM TOMORROW ON SKYSPORTS.COM
VOTING CLOSES ON TUESDAY 11 APRIL
ALL WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON FRIDAY 14 APRIL

The winners of the Sky Bet EFL Goals of the Month are chosen by a fan poll on skysports.com. 

The shortlist for the poll is decided by a judging panel following suggestions from supporters via Twitter. 

The judging panel comprises Sky Sports’ EFL expert Don Goodman; Sky Bet Sponsorship Manager David Tweed and EFL Head of Marketing Communications Andy Dodd.

To suggest a goal to be considered for future Sky Bet Goal of the Month awards, fans can tweet details of their nominated goal to @SkyBet using #SkyBetGotM.

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