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Scott Twine wins Sky Bet League Two Goal of the Month award

20 November 2020

Scott Twine has scooped the Sky Bet League Two Goal of the Month for October after his strike against Cambridge United at the Abbey Stadium.

Twine found a pocket of space at the Abbey Stadium before rifling a thunderous effort off the underside of the crossbar from 25 yards, leaving Cambridge goalkeeper Dimitar Mitov helpless in between the sticks.

The midfielder's strike received 44% of the public vote, ensuring he fended off competition from Oldham Athletic’s Zak Dearnley and former County defender George Nurse, who is now on loan at Walsall.

The goal counted for little for Michael Flynn's men as they fell to a 2-1 defeat - their solitary loss in October - against Cambridge, but it was a strike to remember for the on-loan Swindon Town midfielder.

"We were 2-0 down at the time and struggling to have many shots on goal," said Twine.

"I had a half of a yard and I thought ‘I’m going to hit’ and luckily it went in. 

“It was a very good month and to finish it at the top of the league is great for the club. It was great for me personally to grab a couple of goals and win the award too.

"It came off my foot nicely and then the underside of the bar, so I couldn’t have caught it any better.

"It was a shame that we didn’t get anything from the game because it meant the goal was unimportant in a way. At the end of the day, we play to get points and win games but we didn’t do that."

Lead Sky Bet EFL Goal of the Month judge and Sky Sports Pundit Don Goodman said: “Whilst Cambridge’s Paul Mullin snatched the headlines in this game for his double, it was undoubtedly Scott Twine who produced the moment of the match.

“A drop of the shoulder to beat his man initially 40 yards from goal, he was then allowed to advance and manipulate the ball onto his right foot and that was Cambridge’s big mistake.

“They paid the price as he produced a wonderful strike from deep. It wasn’t enough to claim a point for Newport, but a goal of such brilliance deserves immense credit regardless.”

The award topped off a successful month for the midfielder and the Exiles, who climbed to the Sky Bet League Two summit after securing six wins out of a possible seven.


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