Eaves nominated for Goal of the Month award

Tom Eaves nominated for Goal of the Month award for October.

Gills striker Tom Eaves has been nominated for the Sky Bet League 1 Goal of the Month award for October.

Eaves scored the opener against Portsmouth at Fratton Park on October 6 before Alex Lacey netted a second before the interval as Gills recorded an excellent 2-0 win over the league leaders.

The nominees in full are as follows:

Tom Eaves – Portsmouth v GILLINGHAM – 6th October

Back to goal with a header dropping towards him, Eaves cushioned the ball with his left foot, looped it up with his right, then swivelled to flash home a left-foot volley. Samba style.

Mamadou Thiam – BARNSLEY v Luton Town – 13th October


Loitering with intent to pounce just outside the area, Thiam seized the moment to intercept a clearance, take two touches towards goal and whip a sweet shot into the far corner.


Chris Maguire – SUNDERLAND v Southend United – 27th October


A second straight nomination for Maguire. As he intercepted a pass in midfield and strode forward into space to shoot, the only question was which top corner he would choose.

The winners of the Sky Bet EFL Goals of the Month are chosen by a fan poll on skysports.com


The shortlist for the poll is decided by a judging panel following suggestions from supporters via Twitter.

The judging panel comprises Sky Sports’ EFL expert Don Goodman; Sky Bet Sponsorship Manager Michael Holinski and EFL Senior Media Manager Rob Meaden.

To suggest a goal to be considered for future Sky Bet Goal of the Month awards, fans can tweet details of their nominated goal to @SkyBet using #SkyBetGotM.