Barry Bannan, Siriki Dembele and Lee Frecklington have walked away with the Sky Bet EFL Goal of the Month awards for August.
Sky Bet Championship
Barry Bannan – SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY v Millwall – August 22
Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Barry Bannan is the Sky Bet Championship Goal of the Month winner for August, receiving 63% of the public vote.
Millwall partially cleared Adam Reach’s cross but it fell to Bannan, who sent a stunning “once-in-a-lifetime” left-footed volley past the goalkeeper from outside the box.
Lead Sky Bet EFL Goal of the Month judge and Sky Sports Pundit Don Goodman said: “Barry Bannan doesn’t score too many goals – but when he does they tend to be absolute screamers. This was a stunning strike, which flew in and gave the goalkeeper no chance whatsoever.
“The technique he showed, to control the shot and keep the ball under the bar, was fantastic. I’m not sure we’ll see too many better volleys from that kind of distance this season.”
Bannan beat off competition from West Bromwich Albion’s Harvey Barnes and Brentford’s Ollie Watkins.
Sky Bet League One
Siriki Dembele – PETERBOROUGH UNITED v Luton Town – August 18
Peterborough forward Siriki Dembele is the Sky Bet League One Goal of the Month winner for August, receiving 55% of the public vote.
Lead Sky Bet EFL Goal of the Month judge and Sky Sports Pundit Don Goodman said: “This was such an unconventional goal but showed Dembele’s determination and improvisation.
“Most people in the stadium probably thought he had been fouled just outside the box. But he played to the whistle, got back on his feet and finished with real confidence to cap one of the more unusual – but no less impressive – Goal of the Month winners we have seen.”
Dembele said: “I am hoping I score lots more goals and help the team out in every way possible. We are at the top at the moment and we want it to stay that way so we will do everything possible to keep pushing and keep winning every game that we can.”
Dembele beat off competition from Gillingham’s Luke O’Neill and Barnsley’s Dimitri Cavare.
Sky Bet League Two
Lee Frecklington – LINCOLN CITY v Notts County – August 25
Lincoln City midfielder Lee Frecklington is the Sky Bet League Two Goal of the Month winner for August, receiving 60% of the public vote.
Frecklington said: “That is one of those that don’t happen very often in your career. To execute it like that, and for it to go exactly where you want it to go, it doesn’t happen very often, so I was really pleased to see it go in.
“I would like to think there will be more goals but whether I will hit any as sweet as that I am not sure. But I will definitely be doing my best to try and get a few more.”
Frecklington beat off competition from Tranmere Rovers’ James Norwood and Stevenage’s Michael Timlin.