Vote for your Goal of the Month for May

The Hyundai A-League season reached its crescendo in May as Sydney FC pipped Perth Glory on penalties to be crowned Champions for the fourth time.

It was a dogged, defensive masterclass from Steve Corica's side at HBF Park and a performance unlike the stunning front-foot onslaught that put them on the plane to Perth and dashed Melbourne Victory's campaign at the Semi Final stage.

Alex Brosque scored one of six Sydney FC goals that night and his fine effort is in the running to be named Goal of the Month for May.

Your vote will decide the winner so do yourself a favour, watch each of the contenders and then lodge your selection in the poll below!

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Goal of the Month for May - The Results

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Which of these strikes was the best in May?
Ben Halloran
Midfielder
Ben Halloran
v Melbourne City, Elimination Final
Georg Niedermeier
Defender
Georg Niedermeier
v Wellington Phoenix, Elimination Final
Ola Toivonen
Forward
Ola Toivonen
v Wellington Phoenix, Elimination Final
Diego Castro
Midfielder
Diego Castro
v Adelaide United, Semi Final
Ryan Kitto
Midfielder
Ryan Kitto
v Perth Glory, Semi Final
Alex Brosque
Forward
Alex Brosque
v Melbourne Victory, Semi Final
Milos Ninkovic
Midfielder
Milos Ninkovic
v Melbourne Victory, Semi Final

Goal of the Month contenders: May

Georg Niedermeier (Melbourne Victory)

Elimination Final v Wellington Phoenix

Headers from free-kicks might not be the flashiest of goals but this was an exhibition in fine execution from two of Victory's big-name imports.

Keisuke Honda deftly lifted the set-piece into the 'corridor of uncertainty' just outside the six-yard box, and Niedermeier did the rest in a manner belying his status as a central defender to contort his body and steer the ball past Filip Kurto. 

Ola Toivonen (Melbourne Victory)

Elimination Final v Wellington Phoenix

Victory saw off Phoenix's fightback in the Elimination Final at AAMI Park with help from the 14th goal of Ola Toivonen's excellent first Hyundai A-League campaign.

The Swede showed off all his scoring nous after being sent in behind the Wellington backline, as he cut in towards goal from a narrow angle and dinked a cute finish over the advancing Kurto.

Ben Halloran (Adelaide United)

Elimination Final v Melbourne City

If it's late drama that you want, look no further than Ben Halloran's exquisitely timed side-foot finish in this cat-and-mouse clash with Melbourne City at Coopers Stadium. 

After 118 deadlocked minutes, Adelaide midfielder Halloran surged into the penalty area to despatch a pass from Baba Diawara low and hard into the City goal to settle an absorbing tie with a calm, considered finish. Cue bedlam. 

Diego Castro (Perth Glory)

Semi Final v Adelaide United

There are few players that Glory fans would have been happier to see latching on to Chris Ikonomidis' defence-splitting diagonal pass than the 36-year-old Spaniard. 

With 28 minutes of this pressure-cooker Semi Final gone, the first signs of nerves were beginning to creep in, but they were banished as Castro found space on the right of the penalty area, took half-a-dozen short, sharp steps and clipped a clinical finish under Paul Izzo to put Perth 1-0 up. 

Ryan Kitto (Adelaide United)

Semi Final v Perth Glory

Talk about keeping your cool in a high-pressure environment.

Ryan Kitto certainly did that when, confronted by multiple defenders and with the final seconds ticking away on Adelaide United's season, he cushioned a clearance and rifled an unerring low drive through a crowded box in the ultimately unsuccessful Semi Final trip to Perth Glory.

Alex Brosque (Sydney FC)

Semi Final v Melbourne Victory

Alex Brosque bowed out a winner in the Grand Final as part of a fairytale farewell to professional football that included a cracking goal in his penultimate appearance.

Rhyan Grant's cross from the right took a touch before looping up kindly for Brosque to blast into the bottom-left corner.

Milos Ninkovic (Sydney FC)

Semi Final v Melbourne Victory

What could be better than going 6-0 up against your fiercest rivals in what, at the time, was the biggest game of the season?  Doing it with a goal like this, that's what. 

Not surprisingly, confidence was flowing through the Sydney players as they ran down the clock against well-beaten opponents, and when Josh Brillante sent over a looping cross from the right there was never any question that Ninkovic was going to do anything other than hit it first time. 

With a casual swing of his right leg, the Serbian midfielder thumped the ball home to deepen the humiliation for Victory. 


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