It is your chance to vote for our July Goal of the Month.
There weren’t any trademark ‘screamers’ in this selection, but each strike was so incredibly important to the Reds’ cause as we completed a remarkable Sky Bet Championship survival that will live long in the memory.
Below are your four candidates.
GOAL A – AAPO HALME v LUTON TOWN
The Finnish defender had only been on the pitch for two minutes at Kenilworth Road, deployed as an emergency striker – and what an impact he had! As Barnsley pushed for a more-than deserved late leveller, Halme reacted quickest after Elliot Simoes’ shot had been deflected to slam home from close range and salvage a crucial point against the Hatters.
GOAL B – PATRICK SCHMIDT v NOTTINGHAM FOREST
He has previous of scoring late winners and showed his predatory instinct in our final home game of the campaign against Sabri Lamouchi’s play-off hopefuls. Cauley Woodrow’s cross was nodded down by Jacob Brown and, with legs flying everywhere, Schmidt had the composure to kill the ball before prodding beyond Jordan Smith with three minutes of injury time played. The only disappointing thing is that there were no supporters inside Oakwell to share the moment together.
GOAL C – CALLUM STYLES v BRENTFORD
The diminutive midfielder has gone from strength to strength since the restart, cementing his place on the left-side of Gerhard Struber’s midfield. He came close to netting at Leeds and against Forest before crashing home this superb half-volley against promotion-chasing Brentford to give Barnsley a richly deserved lead at Griffin Park. Styles’ technique was phenomenal as he drove it home low at the near post, giving David Raya no chance, to net his first senior goal.
GOAL D – CLARKE ODUOR v BRENTFORD
In a game that had huge ramifications at both ends of the table, only one team was going to leave west London with smiles on their faces. When the Bees failed to clear Styles’ cross, Alex Mowatt’s clever flick found Schmidt who, rather than trying his luck from a tight angle, opted to play the ball across goal for Oduor to tap in, unmarked, at the back stick to also bag his first professional goal. That sparked scenes of pure jubilation as Reds players and staff raced down the touchline to celebrate at the corner flag.
Those are your candidates, all that’s left to do is vote by clicking the link below.