Wednesday Feb 1, 2012
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DUO STEER THE MARINERS BACK ON COURSE
Grimsby Town joint-managers Rob Scott and Paul Hurst have been named the Blue Square Bet Premier ‘managers of the month' for January. The management duo took their side through the month with five wins and a draw from six league matches. They also progressed to the third round of the FA Trophy with a 4-0 home win over Hornchurch. Their unbeaten league run stands at 13 matches as they head into the last three months of the season with the play-off places in sight.
In the Blue Square Bet North the ‘manager of the month' award for January goes to Colwyn Bay player/manager Jon Newby. The former Liverpool trainee celebrates three months in the role with the honour. Newby's side had to negotiate four away trips in the league during the month - winning all four - including victories at promotion chasing Altrincham and one-time title favourites Stalybridge Celtic. Their one home game was a goalless draw at with Vauxhall Motors, which added to four clean-sheets during the period too.
The Blue Square Bet South ‘manager of the month' for January goes to Tony Burman from Dartford. Burman's team had a 100% record during the period including five league wins and progression to the next round of the FA Trophy. The Darts' good run has seen them emerge as the realistic challengers to odds-on title favourites Woking.
HITMAN HEARN MAKES IT A JANUARY DOUBLE FOR GRIMSBY
Liam Hearn from Grimsby Town has been named the Blue Square Bet Premier ‘player of the month' for January. Last season's top scorer in the Blue Square Bet North with Alfreton has found his feet at Blundell Park and has raced to the top of the scoring charts. Hearn hit seven goals during the period including his fourth league hat-trick of the season in the 6-0 home win over Bath City. The award makes it a January double for The Mariners.
In the Blue Square Bet North the ‘player of the month' for January is Dan Holman from Histon. The Stutes' striker notched seven goals from six league matches during the month, including a brace in the 2-2 draw at home to promotion chasing Guiseley.
The Blue Square Bet South ‘player of the month' for January is Elliot Bradbrook from Dartford. The midfielder and Darts' skipper has made a key contribution to their rise up the table, with six goals during the period. Along with notable assists, Bradbrook hit braces in the league games against Havant & Waterlooville, Hampton & Richmond and Thurrock. The honour makes it a January double for the Kent side.
2011/12 Season - January awards summary:
Blue Square Bet Premier ROB SCOTT and PAUL HURST from Grimsby Town
Blue Square Bet North JON NEWBY from Colwyn Bay
Blue Square Bet South TONY BURMAN from Dartford
Blue Square Bet Premier LIAM HEARN from Grimsby Town
Blue Square Bet North DAN HOLMAN from Histon
Blue Square Bet South ELLIOT BRADBROOK from Dartford