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Goal of the Month: February nominations

18 March 2022

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

Josh Bowler – BLACKPOOL v Bournemouth – 12th February

Bowler’s left foot is well renowned by Blackpool fans for its magical qualities, but as the ball rolled towards him, even they didn’t expect the sorcery of a whipped shot into the far corner.

George Baldock – SHEFFIELD UNITED v Swansea City – 19th February

A goal that was all about pace. Sprinting into the area to meet a fizzing cross, Baldock timed the ball perfectly on his instep to send it scudding home off the underside of the bar.

Keane Lewis-Potter – Peterborough United v HULL CITY – 26th February

When the ball was dislodged into space on the edge of the Peterborough box, Lewis-Potter made up his mind in an instant to drive it low, hard, fast and true into the far bottom corner.

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

Dan Barlaser – ROTHERHAM UNITED v Accrington Stanley – 5th February 

The technical perfection and impeccable timing of Barlaser’s volley was all the more remarkable given that he had to strike it on the stretch with the ball dropping in front of him.

Elliot Bonds – CHELTENHAM TOWN v Sunderland – 8th February

Bonds’ first Cheltenham goal was a mix of special ingredients. Striding forward, he stepped past two tacklers and unleashed an unstoppable shot just inside the angle of post and bar.

Billy Bodin – OXFORD UNITED v Bolton Wanderers – 12th February

Bodin fooled the entire Bolton defence into thinking that his free-kick was for his teammates to attack. Instead, he took aim for the top corner and judged the curl and arc to perfection.

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

Alan Judge – COLCHESTER UNITED v Rochdale – 1st February

The ball was bouncing harmlessly away from goal when Judge swivelled his 33-year-old hips and let fly with a looping, dipping shot of wicked pace and ferocity just under the bar.

Rhys Oates – MANSFIELD TOWN v Colchester United – 8th February

Bursting forward with the ball and away from two opponents from midway inside your own half is one thing. To finish off the rampaging run with a 20-yard piledriver is quite another.

John Rooney – Hartlepool United v BARROW – 8th February

Spectacular goals run in the Rooney family. John’s contributions haven’t always shone, but the vision, impudence and breath-taking execution of this stunning 40-yarder certainly did.

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