Goal of the Month: March winners

The Sky Bet EFL Goal of the Month winners for March have been confirmed!

Sky Bet Championship

Philip Billing – AFC BOURNEMOUTH v Swansea City – 16 March

Bournemouth midfielder Phillip Billing is the Sky Bet Championship Goal of the Month winner for March, receiving 37% of the general public vote. 

At first look, the best way through which Billing contorted his physique to hook a left-foot volley round a cross that was curling behind him appeared awkward. Look once more and its brilliance stands out.

Billing said: “I’m delighted to win this award and want to thank everybody who voted for me.

“I’ve been working hard in coaching on ensuring I get into the field extra. We had additionally talked earlier than that sport about getting crosses in, so after I noticed Arnie with the ball I knew what he was going to do.

“It was just a response to the ball in. I had some house round me, I just tried to attach and make certain it went on target.

“Some folks would have headed it however I choose to score with my feet. I’ve scored a couple of good goals earlier than however it’s most likely the best goal of my career to this point, for certain.”

Lead Sky Bet EFL Goal of the Month choose and Sky Sports activities Pundit Don Goodman said: “In a conflict that would nonetheless have an enormous bearing on the end of season Play-Off race, Bournemouth received off to the proper start with an excellent acrobatic volley from Billing.

“He’s a player who is aware of what it takes to be promoted by way of the Play-Offs, having been a member of Huddersfield’s profitable side from 2017, and his goals have been an important a part of their excellent latest kind.”

Billing beat off competition from Preston North Finish’s Ched Evans and Rotherham United’s Freddie Ladapo.

Sky Bet League One

Conor Grant – MK Dons v PLYMOUTH ARGYLE – 16 March

Plymouth Argyle midfielder Conor Grant is the Sky Bet League One Goal of the Month winner for March, receiving 42% of the general public vote. 

There was nothing refined about Grant’s decision-making as he obtained the ball 25 yards. One touched managed it, the second sent it arrowing agency and true into the MK Dons net.

Grant said: “Ryan [Hardie] laid the ball into me, I took a contact and knew I would set myself well, so received my head over it and struck it as cleanly as I may. It was a great feeling off the boot, and even higher to see it hit the net.

“I’m delighted to have received the award, and very grateful for the assist of the Inexperienced Military and everybody else who voted for me.” 

Lead Sky Bet EFL Goal of the Month choose and Sky Sports activities Pundit Don Goodman said: “Grant had clearly been watching last month’s Goal of the Month winner – Peterborough United’s Jack Taylor – intently when he scored from 25 yards against Plymouth in late February. 

“Grant was an identical distance out when he launched a ferocious drive together with his left foot throughout the keeper and in off the far post, and in turn securing March’s award for himself!

“Grant beat off competition from Lincoln City’s Morgan Rogers and Peterborough United’s Siriki Dembele.

Sky Bet League Two

Tom Nichols – Tranmere Rovers v CRAWLEY TOWN – 6 March

Crawley City midfielder Tom Nichols is the Sky Bet League Two Goal of the Month winner for March, receiving 43% of the general public vote. 

Nichols contributed two touches to a pleasant team goal, each of them impudent flicks. The primary modified the route of play, the second delicately glanced the ball home from six yards.

Nichols said: “It’s at all times good to win an award, it appears like a cliche however it really was a team goal that summed up a superb team performance on the day.”

Lead Sky Bet EFL Goal of the Month choose and Sky Sports activities Pundit Don Goodman said: “With video games coming thick and fast all through March there was barely time to breathe, however that didn’t cease Crawley from taking part in some pleasant football within the build-up to this goal, which was finished in some fashion by Nichols.

“It was the primary of three goals for Nichols in a month the place the Red Devils staked a declare for the Play-Offs earlier than falling away.”

Nichols beat off competition from Mansfield City’s George Maris & Stephen Quinn. 

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