NOVEMBER MANAGER AND PLAYER OF THE MONTH AWARDS
Thursday Nov 29, 2012
HOLDSWORTH SCOOPS AWARD WITH IMPRESSIVE IMPS
Lincoln City boss David Holdsworth has been named the Blue Square Bet Premier ‘manager of the month' for November. Holdsworth's side moved up to tenth in the table with three victories from three league games during the period. They also overcame League One Walsall in the FA Cup with a stunning away victory in a First Round replay to set up Saturday's home clash with Mansfield. In six matches - including their only defeat of the month in the FA Trophy away at Tamworth - they scored 13 goals and kept up an impressive run of form.
In the Blue Square Bet North the ‘manager of the month' award for November goes to FC Halifax Town manager Neil Aspin. The former Leeds United and Port Vale defender saw his side register a 100% record in four matches during the period. The Shaymen won both of their league games and also progressed through two rounds of the FA Trophy scoring an incredible 14 goals in the four games.
The Blue Square Bet South ‘manager of the month' award for November goes to Jamie Day from Welling United. The Wings won all five of their matches during the month including three league games to keep up the pressure on current leaders Salisbury City. Day also saw his side progress through two rounds of the FA Trophy including an impressive 2-0 victory over last season's finalists Newport County.
ELDER STATESMAN GIVES FLEET A FIGHTING CHANCE
Nathan Elder from Ebbsfleet United has been named the Blue Square Bet Premier ‘player of the month' for November. The striker has been in scintillating form as Fleet remained unbeaten in the league to move out of the relegation zone. Elder scored five times during the month including a goal at Carlisle in his team's 4-2 FA Cup defeat. He also kept his nerve to secure all three points from the penalty spot with a last minute winner at Macclesfield Town.
In the Blue Square Bet North the ‘player of the month' for November is Gareth Seddon from FC Halifax Town. The male model was looking good for The Shaymen as he scored one of the fastest hat-tricks in the history of British football in his side's 5-2 FA Trophy win over Altrincham. He also scored the winner against Cammell Laird in the previous round, a league goal against Vauxhall Motors and contributed a couple of valuable assists as Neil Aspin's team went goal crazy during the period. With Aspin scooping the award in the manager category it makes it a Halifax ‘November double'.
The Blue Square Bet South ‘player of the month' for November is Donavan Simmonds from Chelmsford City. Simmonds helped the Essex side into the Second Round of the FA Cup with two goals and an assist in their win over local rivals Colchester United. Following that man-of-the-match performance the forward also scored two goals at Dover Athletic in the FA Trophy and a valuable goal in the 2-1 league win at Basingstoke Town.