Date: 14th October 2016 at 11:23am
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Sky Bet League Two – Paddy Lacey – ACCRINGTON STANLEY v Portsmouth

Accrington Stanley winger Paddy Lacey is the Sky Bet League One Goal of the Month winner for September, receiving 46% of the public vote.

It was a superb 25-yard strike into the top corner after bringing a loose ball down in midfield.

Lacey was on the spin as he hit the ball, which looped over the keeper and nestled in the top right corner, securing the three points for Stanley.

Lead Sky Bet EFL Goal of the Month judge and Sky Sports Pundit Don Goodman said: “At first glances this looks like a typical long-range hit-and-hope attempt from Lacey, but what makes it really impressive is the composure he shows.

“Lacey controls the ball with his left foot and, whilst under pressure, does a full 360 degree turn to take him away from an onrushing defender before finding the pace, trajectory and accuracy from distance to beat a keeper who had a good starting position and find the top corner.

“He`ll do well to score a more spectacular goal in his career.”

Lacey said: “I was a bit surprised to be nominated because I`d seen some good goals over the course of the month so it was nice but I`m really happy to have gone on to win it.

“I think my ma will take this off me and put it on the mantelpiece. I don`t think I`ll be keeping it. It`ll be there forever to remind me of my League Two debut.

“I just want to say thanks very much to everyone that voted. I`m made up to have won. There were two other great goals from teams with big fan bases in Portsmouth and Blackpool. To all the Stanley fans that voted – ta very much!”

Lacey beat off competition from Portsmouth`s Gary Roberts and Blackpool`s Colin Daniel.