MANAGERS AND PLAYERS OF THE MONTH FOR FEBRUARY
Wednesday Feb 29, 2012 to Wednesday Feb 29, 2012
BARROW manager Dave Bayliss has been named the Blue Square Bet Premier ‘manager of the month' for February.
The month started with Bayliss left in sole charge of the club after the departure of his long-term joint-manager at Holker Street Darren Sheridan. The Bluebirds went on to take seven points from a possibly nine during the period including an impressive 1-0 home win over Luton Town, ending the Hatters' long unbeaten run. Barrow moved up to 10th place in the table just five points off the final play-off berth.
In the Blue Square Bet North the ‘manager of the month' award for February goes to Nuneaton Town manager Kevin Wilkin. Boro have moved up to second in the table and have emerged as one of the key title rivals to long time leaders Hyde. Wilkin's side won all three of their matches during the month, scoring 10 goals and conceding just one. A 6-1 win at Colwyn Bay kicked off the period in fine style and was followed by a quick-fire home and away double over promotion rivals Halifax Town.
The Blue Square Bet South ‘manager of the month' for February goes to Spencer Day from Farnborough. Day's side had a 100% record for the month with wins away at Staines Town and Thurrock followed by a home success over Tonbridge Angels. A result which took their winning run to four straight matches as they moved into mid-table.
CAPTAIN FOLEY STARS IN A GOOD MONTH FOR COUNTY
Sam Foley from Newport County has been named the Blue Square Bet Premier ‘player of the month' for February. Foley has been an ever-present for the Exiles during the month and has also stepped up to take captain responsibilities for Justin Edinburgh's side. Kicking off the period with an FA Trophy goal against Carshalton, Foley also scored the only goal in a valuable league win over Mansfield Town and another in their only defeat at Tamworth. The Exiles easing their relegation fears whilst progressing to the FA Trophy semi-finals.
In the Blue Square Bet North the ‘player of the month' for February is Tom Ward from Boston United. Having been promoted from the reserves in pre-season Ward has had an impressive first campaign in the centre of the Pilgrims' defence. February featured two goals in successive Boston victories, which also saw the youngster as part of a back-line which kept two clean sheets.
The Blue Square Bet South ‘player of the month' for February is Bradley Bubb from Eastleigh. Striker Bubb has been in fantastic form for the Spitfires following his loan move from Aldershot. After a debut goal in a 3-2 win against local rivals Havant & Waterlooville, he went on to score five more times including braces against Staines Town and Truro City. Bubb also contributed with a number of assists as Eastleigh, unsurprisingly, look to extend his time on the south coast.
2011/12 Season - February awards summary:
Blue Square Bet Premier DAVE BAYLISS from Barrow
Blue Square Bet North KEVIN WILKIN from Nuneaton Town
Blue Square Bet South SPENCER DAY from Farnborough
Blue Square Bet Premier SAM FOLEY from Newport County
Blue Square Bet North TOM WARD from Boston United
Blue Square Bet South BRADLEY BUBB from Eastleigh