Academy players Joe Nolan and Jacob Holland-Wilkinson have both been nominated for December’s LFE Goal of the Month Award for their respective volleys in North End’s 2-0 FA Youth Cup victory over Bristol City.
Nolan opened the scoring in the third round tie with a sweetly struck left-footed effort from just inside the penalty area on the stroke of half-time.
Holland-Wilkinson then ensured the young Lilywhites’ safe passage into the next round in the second half, also with an impressive volleyed strike. The 17-year-old met a high ball from the left with a superb connection on his right foot to find the bottom corner.
North End’s youngsters now face Oxford United in the FA Youth Cup fourth round on Wednesday 15th January away at the Kassam Stadium. Kick-off is at 7pm.
The two goals have made a shortlist of eight efforts from across the Academy leagues in December, you can watch both PNE goals below!
🏆 @pnefcacademy duo @joenolan02 and @Jacobholwill14 have been nominated for the @LFEonline Goal of the Month award for December!— Preston North End FC (@pnefc) January 14, 2020
Watch both superb strikes below and you can vote for either player here ➡️ https://t.co/AYaQDIpkJX #pnefc #PNEU18 pic.twitter.com/dixTac1t3S
Voting is now open to decide the winning effort, with the goal with the most votes being entered into the LFE’s Goal of the Season award at the end of the campaign.
You can vote for Joe’s or Jacob’s goal on the LFE website by clicking here. Voting closes at 12 noon on Friday 17th January.
Stay up-to-date with all the news on the U18s, including coverage of the trip to Oxford in the FA Youth Cup, by following @pnefcacademy on Twitter.