MANAGERS AND PLAYERS OF THE MONTH AWARDS
Wednesday Oct 2, 2013
RICHARD ON THE MONEY AS CAMBRIDGE STAY IN TOP SPOT
Cambridge United boss Richard Money has been named the ‘Manager of the Month' for September in The Skrill Premier. The table-topping U's produced another unbeaten month under Money, and start October five points clear at the summit.
They remain one of just five unbeaten teams throughout the top five leagues in the country. September saw them concede just three goals as they took 14 points from a possible 18. Successive home wins against pre-season favourites Forest Green Rovers and then second-placed Nuneaton Town were key highlights during the period.
Bradford Park Avenue's John Deacey is The Skrill North ‘Manager of the Month' for September. Deacey's side moved up to seventh in the early table with an unbeaten month which featured key wins over AFC Telford United and Yorkshire rivals Guiseley in the league. They also met the Lions in the FA Cup 2nd Qualifying Round and progressed through to the next stage with a 2-1 win at Nethermoor.
Richard Hill from Eastleigh is The Skrill South ‘Manager of the Month' for September. The pre-season favourites have justified the punters' faith with a 100% league record during the period. Four games have produced four wins, including a 2-1 success over fellow form-side Bromley. Hill also witnessed his team progress to the next stage of the FA Cup with a 4-0 home win over Mangotsfield United.
FREAR FACTOR HAS SALISBURY CLIMBING THE TABLE
Salisbury City's Elliott Frear is The Skrill Premier ‘Player of the Month' for September. Frear was a key part of the upturn in form for Mikey Harris' side. The Whites climbed up to eighth place in the table with 13 points from a possible 18. The winger was an ever-present during the period scoring two goals, including the winner at high-flying Nuneaton Town. Frear also contributed three vital assists, one of which came in his ‘man of the match' performance at home to Hyde.
Elliott Durrell of Hednesford Town is The Skrill North ‘Player of the Month' for September. Durrell took his tally to an incredible 14 goals in 10 games. The midfielder, who narrowly missed out on last month's honour scored six goals in five matches during the period, including a brace in the home win over Vauxhall Motors and another in the 3-1 FA Cup win at AFC Telford United.
Staines Town's Louis Theophanous has been named The Skrill South ‘Player of the Month' for September. Theophanous got himself back onto the honour roll for Marcus Gayle's side, following the same prize in October 2012 when in his first spell with The Swans. Seven goals in five matches propelled his side to fifth in the table and also into the next round of the FA Cup.
The Skrill Premier, North and South - Awards Summary - SEPTEMBER 2013/14
Manager of the Month
THE SKRILL PREMIER RICHARD MONEY from Cambridge United
THE SKRILL NORTH JOHN DEACEY from Bradford Park Avenue
THE SKRILL SOUTH RICHARD HILL from Eastleigh FC
Player of the Month
THE SKRILL PREMIER ELLIOTT FREAR from Salisbury City
THE SKRILL NORTH ELLIOTT DURRELL from Hednesford Town
THE SKRILL SOUTH LOUIS THEOPHANOUS from Staines Town