Liam Hearn named player of the month for April
Tuesday May 24, 2011
ALFRETON Town striker Liam Hearn has been named the Blue Square Bet North 'player of the month' for April and the play-offs.
Hearn's side stormed to the league title with his eleven goals in nine games. The Reds had a fantastic end to their championship season and Hearn contributed nearly 50 per cent of their goals during the period. The highlight of which was a hat-trick in the home match against play-off bound Guiseley.
AFC Wimbledon's Seb Brown has been named the Blue Square Bet Premier ‘player of the month' for April and the Play-Offs. The lifelong Wombles fan saved two spot-kicks in the promotion final against Luton Town to secure promotion for his side. Brown also kept five clean sheets in the nine games during the period and only conceded four goals in over 800 minutes of football - including a tense extra-time period at Eastlands. The award makes up a fitting double for the Kingsmeadow side as boss and namesake Terry scooped the managerial honours.
The Blue Square Bet South ‘player of the month' for April and the Play-Offs is Michael West from Ebbsfleet United. West is a tremendous prospect for The Fleet and proved his worth with two goals in each of their three play-off games as they returned to the Premier division. West also scored two goals in April as Ebbsfleet secured third place in the final table.
Managers of the month
Terry Brown from AFC Wimbledon has been named the Blue Square Bet Premier ‘manager of the month' for April and the Play-Offs. Brown took his side to the Football League after a tense promotion final against Luton Town at the City of Manchester Stadium. The Wombles extended their unbeaten run to ten games with a goalless draw at Eastlands before prevailing in a penalty shoot-out. Their 8-1 aggregate win over Fleetwood Town in the semi-final followed five league wins and a draw which confirmed a runner-up berth in the final table behind champions Crawley Town.
The Blue Square Bet North ‘manager of the month' for April and the Play-Offs is Jim Harvey from Stalybridge Celtic. Harvey's side secured a top-half finish in the final league table with four wins and two draws during the month. Celtic scored 13 goals in the process and signaled their intent for a campaign aiming for promotion next season with Harvey's band of youngsters.
The Blue Square Bet South ‘manager of the month' for April and the Play-Offs is Liam Daish from Ebbsfleet United. Daish returned The Fleet back to the Premier division with victory in the play-offs after a fantastic month which saw them lose only once in ten matches. That regular season defeat at home to Chelmsford was erased with a 6-2 aggregate victory over the same opposition in the play-off semi-finals to earn a place in the final at Farnborough. Daish's side continued their free-scoring form to beat the hosts 4-2 in the final and earn promotion to Non League's top-flight.