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Shandon Nominated for League 1 Goal of the Month

Boxing Day goal puts Baptiste in the running

13 January 2020

Oxford United midfielder Shandon Baptiste is shortlisted for the Sky Bet League 1 Goal of the Month for December.

The  nominations are:
 
Matt Virtue – Sunderland v BLACKPOOL – 14th December
After a game of ricochet in which Blackpool couldn’t go through the home defence, Virtue decided to go over it, arcing a delightfully flighted lob over everyone and into the top corner.
 
Shandon Baptiste – OXFORD UNITED v Lincoln City – 26th December
Baptiste was determined the ball wouldn’t leave his right foot as he set off on a mazy slalom before powering home a shot that was still rising as it struck the back of the Lincoln net.
 
Kyle Vassell – ROTHERHAM UNITED v Peterborough United – 29th December
All overhead kicks are acrobatic, but Vassell’s almost defied the laws of physics, so quickly did he spin his body upside down to time a perfect volley following lovely chest control.
 
 
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 Matt Goodwin and EFL Senior Media Manager Rob Meaden.

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