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Cast your vote for February's Goal of the Month!

10 March 2023

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

Chuba Akpom – MIDDLESBROUGH v Blackpool – 4th February

There is no position within the final third that Akpom doesn’t think he can score from at the moment, his feint, shift and delicate chip in off the far post was his first of seven in February.

Perry Ng – Birmingham City v CARDIFF CITY – 14th February

With his side six minutes away from a 13th match without a Championship win, Ng stepped up to strike a curling 20-yard free-kick at a ferocious pace unerringly into the near top corner.

Ilias Chair – Middlesbrough v QUEENS PARK RANGERS – 18th February 

Combining vision, imagination and technical precision, Chair spotted Boro keeper Zack Steffen still lining up his wall and impudently curled home from 40 yards, low and true into the corner. 

Marcelino Nunez – NORWICH CITY v Birmingham City – 21st February

The hang time of a looping defensive header allowed Nunez to move towards the dropping ball, but made it even harder to time his volley, which drew a perfect arc into the far corner.

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

Hector Kyprianou – Forest Green Rovers v PETERBOUGH UNITED – 4th February

It looked as if Kyprianou was taking the ball towards the corner flag to use up time until he cleverly wriggled free from two defenders, surged into the area and lifted home a rising shot.

Nathan Broadhead – IPSWICH TOWN v Sheffield Wednesday – 11th February

It wasn’t just the accuracy of Broadhead’s 25-yard free-kick which took the breath away as it flew into the top corner of the Wednesday net, but the astonishing pure timing of his strike.

Elliot Bonds – Cambridge United v CHELTENHAM TOWN – 14th February

Cambridge keeper Dimitar Mitov saw Bonds line up his 30-yard effort and thought he had it covered, but his full-length flying leap still could not match the searing accuracy of Bonds’ shot.

Ben House – Forest Green Rovers v LINCOLN CITY – 25th February

A goal of geometric perfection. Five touches took the ball from Lincoln keeper Carl Rushworth to Regan Poole out by the touchline and then onto House whose thumping volley flew in.

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

Jack Powell – Stockport County v CRAWLEY TOWN – 14th February

The trajectory of Powell’s unstoppable free-kick was outside the plane of the Stockport goal from the moment it left his right boot until a split second before it curled back inside the post.

Jacob Wakeling – Salford City v SWINDON TOWN – 18th February 

Wakeling even had some Salford fans clapping his audacity and technique as he judged the flight of a cross going behind him, spun and flicked the ball home with the outside of his boot.

Dan Kemp – AFC Wimbledon v HARTLEPOOL UNITED – 18th February

One of two stunning free-kicks scored this month by Kemp. With his new side trailing, the on-loan midfielder’s effort traced a beautiful curling arc from 25 yards out into the near top corner. 

Andy Cook – Gillingham v BRADFORD CITY – 28th February

Solid League Two target men like Cook simply aren’t supposed to cleverly whip the ball away from a defender on the touchline, deftly beat another and finally lift a shot into the far corner.

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