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Goal of the Month nominees: February

See which strikes have been shortlisted!

17 March 2020

The February nominations for the divisional Sky Bet EFL Goal of the Month Awards are:

Sky Bet Championship

Tom Lawrence – DERBY COUNTY v Huddersfield Town – 15 February

A short corner routine begun by Wayne Rooney ended with Lawrence strolling into space before lining up a shot from 25 yards which traced an arc as it arrowed into the visitors’ net.

Ollie Watkins – BRENTFORD v Blackburn Rovers – 22 February

Pace and precision at breakneck speed. Watkins at his stunning best as he chested down a through ball before a quick swish of his right foot saw him unleash an unstoppable dipper.

Kieffer Moore – Reading v WIGAN ATHLETIC – 26 February

When Nathan Byrne’s cross came in, it was low and seemed not to play to Moore’s strength in the air. No matter. Cue an impudent and deftly flicked backheel volley from the tall striker.

Sky Bet League One

Alfie Kilgour – BRISTOL ROVERS v Blackpool – 15 February

The Rovers central defender fooled everyone when he controlled a square pass and lined up a shot from fully 30 yards. A howitzer of a right-foot strike later, they took him seriously.

Conor Ronan – BLACKPOOL v Bolton Wanderers – 25 February

As the ball was fed to him, Ronan squared up his body, allowed the ball to hop up off his boot and promptly struck it into the top corner of the Bolton net with vicious swerve and dip.

Rhys Healey – Rotherham United v MK DONS – 29 February

Willing to chase long balls, Healey did just that at the league leaders. After darting into the area, he twisted this way and that to fool two defenders and drove home an unerring shot.

Sky Bet League Two

Odin Bailey – Grimsby Town v FOREST GREEN ROVERS – 1 February

The Grimsby defenders shepherded Bailey towards the touchline only to see him wrap his foot around the ball to unleash a 25-yard piledriver that was still rising as it struck the net.

Charles Vernam – Colchester United v GRIMSBY TOWN – 11 February

It wasn’t just the distance Vernam covered from just outside his own area, but the speed at which he did so, slaloming through three defenders before sliding home a precision shot.

Dylan Connolly – BRADFORD CITY v Plymouth Argyle – 29 February

Controlling a headed clearance on a boggy pitch with a single touch, Connolly made his second one count by instantly lifting a curling shot into the top corner of the Plymouth net.

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