Goal of the Month - February/March 2018

By: Jack Wylie |
05/04/18 |

LFE’s Goal of the Month is back with eight of the best strikes by apprentices from across the Academy leagues during February and March.

With the season drawing to a close, time is running out for players to book their place in the Goal of the Season reckoning alongside previous 2017-18 Goal of the Month winners Matt Mayes (Portsmouth), Caolan Boyd-Munce (Birmingham City), Ellis Chapman (Lincoln City), Jordan Doherty (Sheffield United) and Alex Hunt (Sheffield Wednesday).

The latest instalment includes two entries from Blackpool, with Brendan O’Brien’s thunderous drive from distance competing with Dylan Sumner’s controlled finish in their FA Youth Cup semi-final first leg clash with Arsenal.

Long-range pearlers from Jack Conway (Gillingham) and Daniel O’Sullivan (Walsall) sealed their places on the shortlist, while Bolton Wanderers striker Dennis Politic converted an audacious effort from the halfway line for his second Goal of the Month nomination.

Elsewhere, Dejon Noel-Williams (Oxford United), Jack Sparkes (Exeter City) and Morgan Whittaker (Derby County) all produced precise hits from outside the area to give themselves a chance of winning the prize.

The shortlist:

  • Jack Conway, GILLINGHAM v Southend United #LFEGOALA
  • Dylan Sumner, BLACKPOOL v Arsenal #LFEGOALB
  • Morgan Whittaker, DERBY COUNTY v Blackburn Rovers #LFEGOALC
  • Dejon Noel-Williams, OXFORD UNITED v Southend United #LFEGOALD
  • Dennis Politic, BOLTON WANDERERS v Sheffield Wednesday #LFEGOALE
  • Jack Sparkes, EXETER CITY v Gillingham #LFEGOALF
  • Daniel O’Sullivan, WALSALL v Tranmere Rovers #LFEGOALG
  • Brendan O’Brien, BLACKPOOL v Rochdale #LFEGOALH

Voting will remain open until noon on 12 April. You can vote for your favourite goal via our online poll or via Twitter using the hashtag attached to each goal.