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Friday 7th October 2011

July/August Goal of the Month Winner

July/August Goal of the Month winner announced

Annan Athletic striker David Cox’s left foot thunderbolt shot against Dunfermline Athletic has been chosen as the first winner of the SFL’s Goal of the Month competition for this season.  Cox thundered in his goal to level the score when the SPL side visited Galabank in The Scottish Communities League Cup First Round back on 30th July.

David CoxThe Pars eventually won 2-1 however, 22-year-old Cox was delighted to recall his strike saying: “I picked the ball up in the middle of the park before selling one of their players a dummy and then hitting it home with quite a fierce shot with my left foot.  That is normally my weaker foot but I made a great connection with it that day.

“I knew when I hit it that it was going in and it is right up there with the best goals of my career.”

The former Kilmarnock signing added: “Scoring against a SPL side made it all the better and for it to be judged the best goal from the various SFL competitions for July/August is great.”

The judging panel and the fans that voted on-line both picked Cox’s goal as the pick of the bunch with Cox adding: “That goal got me up and running for the season and I have now managed seven in total.  I scored a good right foot shot against Alloa and scored two with my head recently against East Stirling.

"Hopefully, I will hit another Goal of the Month before the season ends.”

Goal of the Month Competition Winner

Goal of the Month competition winner, Ronnie MulliganAnnan Athletic fan Ronnie Mulligan of Lockerbie won the official IRN-BRU SFL Match Ball when he was picked out of the hat containing the names of fans whose choice agreed with the independent judging panel.

Ronnie, pictured with his son, Sean (9), was delighted to have won the July/August competition.

He said: “It was a tremendous goal by David Cox and I am delighted as he is my son's favourite player. The IRN-BRU SFL Match Ball is treasured by Sean and sits proudly next to his signed Annan ball.

"We travel all over the country to watch Annan and we can't wait for Sunday's Ramsdens Cup Semi-Final against Falkirk."