United fan Tommy McKay today netted again, this time winning the SPFL’s Goal of the Month Award!
The SPFL today announced that Dundee United hero Tommy McKay has secured the Ladbrokes SPFL Goal of the Month for November.
Tommy’s half-time heroics in the McEwan Fraser Legal #HomeAdvantage Challenge secured him a landslide victory with almost 1,700 votes.
Taking part in a ten-second challenge, Tommy – who lost his leg at the age of 13 after being diagnosed with cancer – produced a spectacular lob over Northern Ireland U19 international goalkeeper as United ran out 3-2 winners against Dunfermline.
That sensational moment has sparked extraordinary interest, with over two million views (and rising) of the goal, and media coverage in more than a dozen countries.
— McEwan Fraser Legal (@DundeeUtd_MFL) November 11, 2016
On learning that Tommy plays for Scotland’s only Amputee Football Team, Partick Thistle, McEwan Fraser Legal stepped in when it became clear that their participation in a first international tournament was in doubt because of lack of funds.
Funding from the official club sponsor at Dundee United has ensured that Tommy and his team-mates will travel overseas to Limerick, Ireland in the spring.
“We are absolutely thrilled that supporters from across the country have voted in such significant numbers for Tommy McKay to win the SPFL Goal of the Month,” a McEwan Fraser Legal spokesperson said.
“Tommy is a real hero, in that his inspirational story – and moment of glory – is a message to everyone that no barrier need be too high. McEwan Fraser Legal is proud to be able to step up and support Tommy’s Amputee Team in their first overseas trip in the spring.”