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Sky Bet EFL Goal of the Month: March nominations - vote for your favourite

7 April 2017

Vote for your favourite March goal from each division of the EFL via the Sky Sports website.

Here are the nominations from each division...

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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 – (Rotherham United) v Queens Park Rangers – 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.

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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 – (Sheffield United) v Rochdale – 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.

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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 - (Yeovil Town) v Morecambe – 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.

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Voting is open now with winners being announced on Friday 14th April.

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. 

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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