BLUE SQUARE MANAGER AND PLAYER OF THE MONTH
Thursday Sep 1, 2011
SAUNDERS LEADS WREXHAM TO TOP SPOT
Wrexham boss Dean Saunders has been named the Blue Square Bet Premier ‘manager of the month' for August. Saunders' side remain unbeaten at the top of the table, having secured 16 points from a possible 18 at the start of the campaign. Despite a pre-season of uncertainty at the Racecourse Ground, the former Liverpool striker has been able to galvanise his team to produce some great performances - including their latest win over title favourites Fleetwood Town.
The Blue Square Bet North ‘manager of the month' for August is Gary Lowe from Hyde. Former Curzon Ashton boss Lowe took over at Ewen Fields during pre-season and has wasted no time in making his mark on the Tigers. Following a link up with the ‘Glenn Hoddle Academy' the Manchester based side have started the season with a 100% record, featuring six wins, scoring 15 goals and only conceding two in the process.
The Blue Square Bet South ‘manager of the month' for August is Jamie Day from Welling United. The Wings' player-manager has led his side to the top of the table with five wins and a draw in their first six matches. The former Arsenal trainee has impressed during his first spell in management and will celebrate two years in the Park View Road hot seat in November.
SHAW FIRES HIS WAY TO AUGUST AWARD
Gateshead's Jon Shaw has been named the Blue Square Bet Premier ‘player of the month' for August. The Heed narrowly missed out on an August double as Shaw's boss Ian Bogie was pipped in the manager category. Shaw has scored seven goals in six league games to propel his side to a share of the lead at the top of the early table.
The Blue Square Bet North ‘player of the month' for August is Phil Marsh from Stalybridge Celtic. Marsh collects another accolade after a truly phenomenal start to the season. The striker has scored 10 goals in just six matches for Jim Harvey's side as they make an early charge for promotion.
The Blue Square Bet South ‘player of the month' for August is Andy Pugh from Welling United. The talented young forward has missed just seven minutes of the Wings' fantastic start to the season. The Kent club collecting a double award as Pugh's boss Jamie Day takes the managerial equivalent. Pugh has scored seven goals in six matches and has provided three assists during the month.
2011/12 Season - August awards summary:
Blue Square Bet Premier DEAN SAUNDERS from Wrexham
Blue Square Bet North GARY LOWE from Hyde
Blue Square Bet South JAMIE DAY from Welling United
Blue Square Bet Premier JON SHAW from Gateshead
Blue Square Bet North PHIL MARSH from Stalybridge Celtic
Blue Square Bet South ANDY PUGH from Welling United