October Goal of the Month

The Exiles racked up nine goals and seven points throughout October and with a few spectacular efforts to choose from, which of these gets YOUR vote as October Goal of the Month?

OPTION ONE: Padraig Amond vs Forest Green Rovers

We raved over August's Goal of the Month when nine players and 14 passes contributed to what Michael Flynn believed was the best goal scored under his reign.  In October, County were at it again.  Another beautifully crafted passage of play (and no shortage of trickery from Robbie Willmott) once against found Padraig Amond unmarked in the box. 

Amond still had it all to do but an outside-of-the-foot curling shot into the bottom corner from the Irishman meant County took a point away from an unbeaten Forest Green Rovers. 


OPTION TWO: Matty Dolan vs Stevenage FC

From kick-off to 1-0 in just 20 seconds, Matty Dolan was not messing around when he sent an effortless strike goal-bound against Stevenage in the opening minute of the match.

The passing to get County to that stage wasn’t too shabby either and whilst Tyreeq Bakinson might have been in a better shooting position, Dolan joked in his post-match interview that “with Tyreeq’s shooting record, I thought I best take it off his foot before he hit it.”


OPTION THREE: Antoine Semenyo vs Stevenage FC


If this 2018/19 Season has taught County fans anything, it’s don’t leave a game early.  On seven occasions, County have scored after the 80th minute and on six of those occasions, it has been enough to rescue at least a point.  Semenyo, however, went one better and his 98th minute goal against Stevenage secured all three points for the Exiles.

A happy day for County supporters, but an equally happy day for the country’s betters as Antoine’s late, late, late goal secured some big wins in their accumulators.


OPTION FOUR: Dan Butler vs Macclesfield Town

Dan Butler’s name hasn’t exactly been synonymous with goal-scoring during his time at County but Saturday’s match vs Carlisle United saw him get his third of the season (an equal season's best for the left back) and he could have had more if not for some superb defending by the side from Cumbria.

Butler’s goal against Macclesfield was the end-product of a well-worked corner routine in which Padraig Amond’s deft lay-off found the on-rushing Butler at the top of the box.  Good chest-control took it past the defender and a close-range volley helped kick-start yet another superb County comeback.