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READ | Vassell nominated for Goal of the Month for December

13 January 2020

Club News

READ | Vassell nominated for Goal of the Month for December

13 January 2020

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The December nominations are as follows...

The December nominations for the

Sky Bet Championship

Goal of the Month Award are:

Lee Tomlin – Leeds United v CARDIFF CITY – 14th December

At first glance, this was a simple lob over two defenders, yet that would be to dismiss the impeccable technique and speed of Tomlin’s thought to conjure up something so magical.

Jed Wallace – Cardiff City v MILLWALL – 26th December

Cardiff keeper Neil Etheridge knew what was coming from Wallace, but such knowledge is all in vain when a free-kick is struck so crisply with swerve, dip and pace into the top corner.

Ashley Fletcher – West Bromwich Albion v MIDDLESBROUGH – 29th December

As the ball dropped over his right shoulder, a quick glance at goal was all Fletcher needed to send an instant, sumptuous looping strike up and over Sam Johnstone from 30 yards.


The December nominations for the

Sky Bet League One

Goal of the Month Award are:

Matt Virtue – Sunderland v BLACKPOOL – 14th December

After a game of ricochet in which Blackpool couldn’t go through the home defence, Virtue decided to go over it, arcing a delightfully flighted lob over everyone and into the top corner.

Shandon Baptiste – OXFORD UNITED v Lincoln City – 26th December

Baptiste was determined the ball wouldn’t leave his right foot as he set off on a mazy slalom before powering home a shot that was still rising as it struck the back of the Lincoln net.

Kyle Vassell – ROTHERHAM UNITED v Peterborough United – 29th December

All overhead kicks are acrobatic, but Vassell’s almost defied the laws of physics, so quickly did he spin his body upside down to time a perfect volley following lovely chest control.


The December nominations for the

Sky Bet League Two

Goal of the Month Award are:


Abou Eisa – Forest Green Rovers v SCUNTHORPE UNITED – 7th December

Eisa’s balance was extraordinary as he collected the ball on the halfway line and rode two awkward challenges before lacing a searing shot across his body for an exquisite solo goal.

Jordan Maguire-Drew – Cambridge United v LEYTON ORIENT – 21st December

So true was Maguire-Drew’s strike of his free-kick as the ball flew up and over the yellow wall before dipping into the top corner, it didn’t matter that it had travelled over 30 yards.

Richie Towell – SALFORD CITY v Crewe Alexandra – 26th December

Collecting the ball midway into the Crewe half, Towell took a sweet first touch to set the ball perfectly in front of him and timed his second so well that his shot arrowed into the corner.






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

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 Executive Matt Goodwin and EFL Senior Media Manager Rob Meaden.

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