Ben Close has won the League One Goal of the Month award for August for his goal against Tranmere Rovers, as reported by Portsmouth’s official website.
The Pompey midfielder got 45% of the vote, putting him ahead of the other nominees, Peterborough United’s Marcus Maddison and Niall Ennis of Doncaster Rovers.
The strike was a well-hit half-volley from outside the box that floated right into the top corner, as shown on Portsmouth’s official Twitter page.
This was not Close’s first eye-catching goal of the campaign, as he scored from a brilliant hit in the 3-0 Carabao Cup win against Birmingham City, as shown in the highlights video on the club’s YouTube channel.
Aside from his goals, Close has completed 81.3% of the passes he has attempted in League One, while also making 0.7 key passes and 0.5 dribbles per game, as per WhoScored, while he has also averaged 2 tackles and 1.2 interceptions.
Close definitely deserves the award, with what was a superb and eye-catching strike, which helped to secure the 2-0 victory over Tranmere.
However, he and many at Portsmouth will likely be more interested in Pompey winning three points against Wycombe Wanderers on Saturday, as the club aims to push up the table from their current position of 18th.
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