Goal Of The Month: February

Stu Forster

Here's goal of the month for February

There has been no 40 yard scorchers scored this month but out of the 11 Latics have scored this month, there has been some really well worked goals.

First off, I will go for Jordi Gomez against Charlton. The visitors lead 1-0 early on through Marvin Sordell after a mistake at the back. 2 minutes from time Marc-Antoine Fortune put Wigan back on level terms with a good finish from Josh McEachran's impressive pass after dominating large amounts of the game, Wigan were not done yet. A free kick was given 20 yards out and Jordi Gomez stepped up and whipped a low free kick round the wall into the bottom corner leaving Charlton Athletic keeper Yohann Thuram-Ulien no chance. The Spaniard yet again showing his excellent technical ability.

Next, I choose Nicky Maynard, the on-loan Cardiff City striker found it difficult to settle in to life in Wigan but he got his debut goal at last when he opened the scoring against Sheffield Wednesday in the 3-0 win at Hillsborough. Ben Watson fed the ball to Martyn Waghorn who held off the defender to create space and provide a brilliant ball through the defense for Maynard to run onto and finish low into the far corner past ex-Latics keeper Chris Kirkland. a good alround team goal.

Next I take you to South Wales and the FA Cup Fifth Round game between Cardiff City and Wigan Athletic. Wigan started brightly and deservedly took the lead when Jordi Gomez battled well for the ball enabling himself to pull back the ball for an incoming Chris McCann to slot past David Marshall. Frazier Campbell then put the Bluebirds back on level terms, Latics piled bodies in front of the ball it then fell to Campbell where he swung a foot and the ball managed to find away through the barrage of Blue and White and into the net. Wigan then responded, Fortune who had the difficult  task of the lone striker up front held the ball up well to then be fouled and win a free kick some 35 yards out. Gomez stood next to the ball whilst Watson lined up to take it. The referee signaled for the kick to be taken. Gomez rolled the ball to create the angle then Watson unleashed an unstoppable drive flying past the poorly formed Cardiff wall giving David marshall no chance as it flew into the corner of the net.

For me it's the Ben Watson strike against Cardiff, now normally, I'm not a big fan of the midfielder but I have to admit he played phenomenally on that day in South Wales and got the goal he deserved.

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