Woodrow nets monthly award after screamer against Charlton Athletic.
Cauley Woodrow has netted the coveted Sky Bet Championship ‘Goal of the Month’ award for August, after hitting a stunning volley against Charlton Athletic at Oakwell.
The vote, which saw the winner selected by fans, also included goals from Derby County’s Jack Marriott and George Puscas of Reading, with Woodrow coming out the eventual winner.
On winning the award, Woodrow said: “It was one of those instinctive strikes. It happened really fast, all I remember was Cam [Cameron McGeehan] taking a shot which took a deflection, then I managed to get a touch on it and swivelled to volley into the top corner. When I saw it go in, I was surprised myself. It’s really nice to get an award for scoring a goal.”
The forward bagged 19 goals for the Reds last season, which saw him claim the monthly award for a 25-yard screamer against Peterborough, which also added the Barnsley FC ‘Goal of the Season’ added to his collection. Woodrow revealed that he’s quick to look back at his goals after matches.
“Whenever I score I ask our analysis guys to send me the footage so I can send it to my family if they aren’t at the game. I think they couldn’t believe it either when they saw it!
“I won one last season [against Peterborough], but I have never won an award in the [Sky Bet] Championship so it is a nice moment for me. I have a room in my house with all my football stuff in there, so it’ll go in there nicely.”
Despite winning the award, it’s all about the team for Cauley who now wants to get more points on the board and he doesn’t mind how the goals come, as long as they do.
“Technically, it doesn’t really mean anything for the team as I’ve only scored one goal. I want to crack on and score a lot more, whether that’s tap ins or screamers, we need the wins and some more points.”