Goal of the Month - August 2018

By: Jack Wylie |
06/09/18 |

LFE’s Goal of the Month is back with eight spectacular strikes from across the Academy leagues in August to celebrate the start of the new 2018-19 season.

Blackpool’s Nathan Shaw kicks things off with a powerful left-foot drive from distance, while Bolton Wanderers Under-18s captain Luca Connell features after going on a surging individual run before applying a calm finish.

Peterborough United begin the season with two entries from set-pieces, with Harrison Burrows finding the top corner from a pinpoint free-kick and Jack Gurney netting directly from a corner.

Wigan Athletic first-year apprentice Joe Gelhardt makes the cut at the first time of asking thanks to a vicious strike from the edge of the area, while Sam Bennett (Cambridge United) chose precision over power with a delightful lob.

Elsewhere, Luton Town’s Connor Tomlinson put himself in contention after a sublime turn and shot that gave the keeper no chance. Similarly, Kyle Clamp (Burton Albion) also hit a fine effort from range after performing some neat trickery in the build-up to create the chance.

The Shortlist:

  • Nathan Shaw, BLACKPOOL v Tranmere Rovers #LFEGOALA
  • Harrison Burrows, PETERBOROUGH UNITED v Leyton Orient #LFEGOALB
  • Luca Connell, BOLTON WANDERERS v Colchester United #LFEGOALC
  • Sam Bennett, CAMBRIDGE UNITED v Luton Town #LFEGOALD
  • Kyle Clamp, BURTON ALBION v Hartlepool United #LFEGOALE
  • Connor Tomlinson, LUTON TOWN v Barnet #LFEGOALF
  • Jack Gurney, PETERBOROUGH UNITED v AFC Wimbledon #LFEGOALG
  • Joe Gelhardt, WIGAN ATHLETIC v Chesterfield #LFEGOALH

Voting will remain open until noon on 13 September. You can vote for your favourite goal via our online poll or via Twitter using the hashtag attached to each goal.