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Academy Duo Up For Goal Award

13 November 2013

Vote for best strike of October

Ben Close and Bradley Tarbuck have been included in the shortlist for the League Football Education (LFE) October Goal of the Month award.

Pompey academy midfielder Close (pictured) has been selected for his stunning strike from distance in last month’s Youth Alliance Cup victory over AFC Wimbledon.

His team-mate Tarbuck was chosen for an amazing long-range volley in a Youth Alliance League defeat to Gillingham.

It caps a successful few weeks for Close, who was recently named one of LFE’s top 11 apprentices in the country.

The full list of contenders for the Goal of the Month prize are:
Jake Charles: HUDDERSFIELD TOWN v Crewe Alexandra
Giorgio Rasulo: Luton Town v MK DONS
Jordache Walters: OLDHAM ATHLETIC v Hartlepool United
Ben Close: POMPEY v AFC Wimbledon
Otis Khan: SHEFFIELD UNITED v Nottingham Forest
Kane Farrell: SOUTHEND UNITED v Peterborough United
Bradley Tarbuck: POMPEY v Gillingham
Levi Rowley: WALSALL v Tranmere Rovers
George Maris: BARNSLEY v Birmingham City
Omari Alexander-Salmon: BARNSLEY v Birmingham City
Will Summerfield: MK DONS v Leyton Orient
Otis Khan: Derby County v SHEFFIELD UNITED

LFE chief executive Alan Sykes said: “This competition remains extremely popular and is an excellent platform to showcase young players who are being developed at Football League clubs.”

Click here to watch the goals and vote for your favourite. Voting closes at 4pm on Wednesday, November 20.

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