september goal of the month

Newport County AFC’s first team wracked up 11 goals in the month of September thanks to four goals scored against Cambridge in an impressive comeback and a comfortable Checkatrade Trophy victory over Chelsea U21s.

Amongst all the memorable and spectacular finishes this month, which one gets your voteas the best of the best?

OPTION ONE - Jamille Matt vs Cambridge United

Jamille Matt quite rightly earned the plaudits after scoring two goals to finish off a fantastic comeback against Cambridge United at the end of the month but what seemed to receive less praise was the remarkable way in which he scored his first of the game.

Whilst Dan Butler’s cross was good, Jamille Matt made it better by diving forward to meet the ball with his head and guide past ‘keeper David Forde.  A goal worthy of any match-winning performance.


OPTION TWO - Fraser Franks vs Tranmere Rovers

Centre back Fraser Franks is no stranger to the scorecard, but he might not have scored one quite like this before.  Whilst centre backs are more akin to racking up goals from headers and set pieces, Fraser Franks showed the skills of a seasoned striker to finish this early chance at Prenton Park.

Franks had stayed up after a free-kick routine had broken down and found the ball fall to him in the box.  Rather than lash at it, Franks first touch neatly took it away from the Tranmere defence and his second fired it beyond the ‘keeper.


OPTION THREE - Antoine Semenyo vs Chelsea U21

It’s not the first time this season that Antoine Semenyo has created a goal from very little.  Picking the ball up inside his own half, his powerful run proved too much for the Chelsea defence and once the Bristol City Loanee had seen the goal, he only had one thought in his mind.  His driven shot was low and hard and proved too much for the Chelsea U21s ‘keeper.  Another brilliant individual goal from this promising youngster.



OPTION FOUR - Tyreeq Bakinson vs Oldham Athletic


Tyreeq Bakinson had had a number of attempts at goals before finding the net at Oldham Athletic.  His wayward shots from distance brought about some gentle joshing from teammates who started every compliment with “if he could shoot” but Bakinson silenced all the naysayers with an inch-perfect finish at Oldham which helped secure three points for the Exiles.

If his run was perfectly timed, his finish was even better.