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Gilliead wins Sky Bet League Two goal of the month award

20 December 2019

Iron winger Alex Gilliead has won the Sky Bet League Two goal of the month award for November, following his stunning opener in the 2-0 away win at Leyton Orient.

The 23-year-old beat off competition from Morecambe’s AJ Leitch-Smith and Colchester United’s Brandon Comley, receiving 51% of the public vote.

Gillead positioned himself on the edge of the Orient area at a corner. His instincts proved true as the ball came out to him, giving him time to arrow home an unstoppable rising shot.

Gilliead said: "I’m over the moon. It’s always nice to be recognised for goals and, as I’ve said before, I need to be scoring goals and getting assists too. Whether it’s good ones like against Leyton Orient or whether it’s a tap in, I don’t mind so long as they go in.

“With it going into the top corner, it was probably the best goal I’ve scored but I also caught the one against Forest Green (three weeks later) sweet too. I’m just happy to be recognised for it, and hopefully there’s more to come.”

Lead Sky Bet EFL Goal of the Month judge and Sky Sports Pundit Don Goodman said: “So often when the ball drops to the edge of the area from a corner there is a disappointing swing at the ball and it flies wildly over the bar, but when the ball dropped to Alex Gilliead he had different ideas, and his touch and controlled drive into the top corner were perfection.

“Despite having fewer chances in the game, Scunthorpe’s clinical finishing made Orient pay as they moved to within two points of their opponents in the League two table.”

Thanks to everyone who voted for Alex.

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