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Nicky Maynard wins Sky Bet League Two Goal of the Month

30 November 2018

Nicky Maynard is the Sky Bet League Two Goal of the Month winner for October, receiving 47% of the public vote.

The secret of the best scissor kicks is the timing. Maynard had his down to perfection as he stopped his run, adjusted his feet and soared to meet the ball as it dropped into his arc. 

Lead Sky Bet EFL Goal of the Month judge and Sky Sports Pundit Don Goodman said: “With the ball headed slightly behind him, there’s only one option for Maynard if he wants to strike at goal. With the confidence of a striker who’s amongst the goals, he executes a perfectly timed overhead kick to score a fantastically inventive goal.

“The most impressive thing is the way he manages to put enough power on the shot while keeping the ball down and under the crossbar.” 

Maynard said: “It ranks up there, but I wouldn’t say it’s my best. I’ve scored a few overhead kicks in my career and won a few awards for other types of goals but I’d say I’ve scored more overhead kicks than I have headers! 

“After Tuesday night [Maynard scored two against Cheltenham] it’s a rich vein of form. I was getting a bit frustrated with myself, going two or three games without a goal, as I’m hungry to keep scoring as many goals in as many games as possible.”

Nicky beat off competition from Newport County’s Matthew Dolan and Crewe Alexandra’s Jordan Bowery.

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