Tuesday Feb 1, 2011
Read the Blue Square Press release giving the details of the Manager and players of the month for January
OLD TRAFFORD BOUND EVANS NAMED JANUARY'S TOP BOSS
Steve Evans from Crawley Town has been named the Blue Square Bet Premier ‘manager of the month' for January. The Sussex side have been battling on two fronts as they aim for promotion to the Football League for the first time. Evans' side kept their title hopes on course with five wins and an honourable draw at Grimsby Town during the period. The Red Devils have also been on an incredible FA Cup run which has earned them a trip to Old Trafford to face Manchester United in the 5th Round after beating Derby County and Torquay United in the last few weeks.
The Blue Square Bet North ‘manager of the month' for January is Nicky Law from Alfreton Town. The title favourites kept up the pressure on their fellow promotion hopefuls at the top of the table with 10 points from a possible 12 during the month. Law also took his team to Blue Square Bet Premier side Cambridge United in an FA Trophy replay where they achieved an incredible 6-3 win in extra-time to progress to the next round.
The Blue Square Bet South ‘manager of the month' for January is Rod Stringer from Braintree Town. The Iron maintained their lead at the top of the table with six straight wins starting with a 2-1 victory at local rivals Bishop's Stortford on New Year's Day.
HARRIS SCOOPS JANUARY PLAYER AWARD FOR PROMOTION CHASING RED DRAGONS
Wrexham midfielder Jay Harris has been named the Blue Square Bet Premier ‘player of the month' for January. Harris is becoming a firm favourite at The Racecourse with a string of fine displays highlighted during the last few weeks with a couple of great goals and important assists. Dean Saunders' side have been on a terrific run and narrowly failed on making it a January double with the former Liverpool striker just missing out on the managerial equivalent after Crawley's FA Cup exploits. Meanwhile Harris is rewarding the faith shown in him by his manager with goals like the late winner at Mansfield Town on Saturday which gave his team all three points to stay fourth in the table.
The Blue Square Bet North ‘player of the month' for January is Adam Cunnington from Solihull Moors. Cunnington hit five goals during the period as his team became shock play-off contenders. The year began with a fine brace in the game against Redditch United on New Year's Day.
The Blue Square Bet South ‘player of the month' for January is Tom Jordan from Eastleigh. The Spitfire's captain contributed to their promotion push and continuing FA Trophy campaign with four goals and some solid displays at the back over the course of the month.
2010/11 Season - January awards summary:
Blue Square Bet Premier STEVE EVANS from Crawley Town
Blue Square Bet North NICKY LAW from Alfreton Town
Blue Square Bet South ROD STRINGER from Braintree Town
Blue Square Bet Premier JAY HARRIS from Wrexham
Blue Square Bet North ADAM CUNNINGTON from Solihull Moors
Blue Square Bet South TOM JORDAN from Eastleigh