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SKY BET: Captain in running for November Goal of the Month award

Yeovil thunderbolt up for monthly award

8 December 2017

United skipper Danny Grainger is in the running for the Sky Bet League Two Goal of the Month Award as his stunning strike against Yeovil goes into the final three for a public vote.

The Blues beat the Glovers 4-0 on the day, and it was Grainger who set things off with a seventh minute rasper which arrowed into the top corner.

See highlights from the game, including the goal, here:

The nominations for the November award are:

Danny Grainger – CARLISLE UNITED v Yeovil Town – 11th November

Collecting the ball in midfield, Grainger took two strides forward before uncorking a 30-yard piledriver which traced a beautiful arc as it bent away from Yeovil’s Artur Krysiak.

Speaking about the goal recently, Grainger said: "It's right up there with the best I've scored. It was one of those where it opened up in front of me so I decided to have a dig.

"It was good to see it go in because I knew I'd caught it just right. What made it even better was that it was part of a very good team performance and it helped us to get the three points on the day."

Jak McCourt – Swindon Town v CHESTERFIELD – 11th November

No-one expected McCourt to shoot from 35 yards out - except the player himself. So true was his strike that it reached the apex of its flight just as it hit the top corner of the net.

Olly Lee – LUTON TOWN v Cambridge United – 18th November

The two ends of Kenilworth Road are in different postcodes. Biting into a tackle, Lee sized up his opportunity instantly and sent an unforgettable, unerring shot from one to the other.


Voting is open from 6am on Friday 8 December at

Voting closes on Tuesday 12 December.

All winners will be announced on Friday 15 December.

The winners of the Sky Bet EFL Goals of the Month are chosen by a fan poll on

The shortlist for the poll is decided by a judging panel following suggestions from supporters via Twitter.

The judging panel comprises Sky Sports’ EFL expert Don Goodman; Sky Bet Sponsorship Executive Michael Holinski and EFL Senior Media Manager Rob Meaden.

To suggest a goal to be considered for future Sky Bet Goal of the Month awards, fans can tweet details of their nominated goal to @SkyBet using #SkyBetGotM.

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