Morecambe beat Portsmouth to goal of the month prize after their 'sad little life' tweet to Southampton fans

Morecambe’s desperate attempts to secure the Sky Bet Goal of the Month award for September have paid off.

Friday, 15th October 2021, 10:01 am

That’s after Cole Stockton claimed the accolade for his effort in the Shrimps’ 4-3 defeat at the hands of AFC Wimbledon – seeing off competition from Pompey’s Ronan Curtis and Fleetwood’s Danny Andrews.

The striker received 53 per cent of the vote after the League One new boys tagged Southampton fans in a tweet in bid to drum up support for their man.

The aim was to use the Blues’ rivalry with the Premier League side to their advantage.

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Cole Stockton of Morecambe has been named the winner of Sky Bet League One Goal of the Month for September Picture: Robbie Stephenson/JMP

In fairness, Stockton’s effort was a great goal – but the social media tactics used by Morecambe left a bad taste.