NOVEMBER MANAGERS AND PLAYERS OF THE MONTH
Wednesday Nov 30, 2011
FLEETWOOD'S MELLON SCOOPS NOVEMBER AWARD
Fleetwood Town manager Micky Mellon has been named the Blue Square Bet Premier ‘manager of the month' for November. The Cod Army boss has seen his side go unbeaten throughout the period as they challenge Wrexham at the top of the table. Fleetwood started the month with a 5-0 win over Mansfield Town in an FA Cup replay which set up a First Round home tie with Wycombe Wanderers from League One.
Despite playing the second-half with ten-men, they won 2-0 to progress to the Second Round. In the Blue Square Bet Premier they kept level on points with leaders Wrexham after home wins against Stockport County and Kettering Town and a draw at Gateshead. They struck a huge blow in the promotion race with a 2-1 win at fellow pre-season title favourites Luton Town too.
The Blue Square Bet North ‘manager of the month' for November is Gary Lowe from Hyde FC. Lowe's side stayed at the top of the division with 13 points from a possible 15 during the month. They also beat Matlock Town 1-0 to progress to the next round of the FA Trophy. In six competitive games during the period they only conceded two goals. It's Lowe's second award of the season so far after his team's excellent start.
The Blue Square Bet South ‘manager of the month' for November is Glenn Pennyfather from Chelmsford City. A club record-breaking unbeaten run and City's 7000th competitive goal were all part of a fantastic November at Melbourne Park. Pennyfather's team progressed to the Second Round of the FA Cup with a 4-0 home win over AFC Telford United. A draw away to fellow promotion chasers Woking in the league was followed by a 2-0 home win over The Cards in the FA Trophy. City also won 6-1 at home to Bromley in another of their league wins during the month.
TALK OF THE TOWN VARDY TAKES NOVEMBER HONOUR
Fleetwood Town's Jamie Vardy has been named the Blue Square Bet Premier ‘player of the month' for November. The highly-rated forward has quickly established himself as a firm favourite at Highbury and made crucial contributions throughout an important month for the club.
The opening strike at Kenilworth Road in a 2-1 league victory for his team was one of four goals during the period. The former Halifax star also settled the game for the ten-man Cod Army in the FA Cup at home to League One Wycombe with the second goal in a 2-0 victory. Aside from his four goals he has also turned provider on a handful of occasions to keep his team in the hunt for promotion and a successful FA Cup run. With boss Micky Mellon taking the managerial honours for the month it's a Fleetwood double in November.
The Blue Square Bet North ‘player of the month' for November is Danny Rowe from Droylsden. Rowe found the net an incredible seven times during the month and also contributed a number of assists for the Bloods. Progress in the FA Trophy was assured as Rowe found the net twice at home to Witton Albion. He also scored an injury-time equaliser in the 3-3 home draw with local rivals Stalybridge to earn Dave Pace's side a valuable point.
The Blue Square Bet South ‘player of the month' for November is Kezie Ibe from Chelmsford City. The striker, in his second spell with the Essex club, chipped in with three goals and a couple of ‘man of the match' performances as his side enjoyed a record-breaking spell. Goals against Bromley and Farnborough in the league came on top of an outstanding performance in the 4-0 win over AFC Telford United in the FA Cup. With boss Glenn Pennyfather taking the November managerial award it's a Chelmsford double.