PRESENTATION: Reusch NWCFL Premier Division Goalkeeper of November

Wed 25th December 2019 | League Awards
By Craig Kendall

Just before Runcorn Town's game on Saturday afternoon against Congleton Town in NWCFL Premier Division, goalkeeper Adam Reid was presented with the award for Reusch NWCFL Premier Division Goalkeeper of November by NWCFL League Management Committee member Martin Fallon.

Here is why Adam was nominated:

Games Played: 5

Man of the Match: 1

Clean Sheets: 2

Conceded: 5

Reason for Nomination: "Runcorn Town came within a whisker of lifting the Club of the Month for November 2019, and a large reason for that was the improved defensive performance of the team, exemplified by nobody more than goalkeeper Adam Reid. Reid added two more clean sheets in November to move to nine clean sheets for the season, and he was single-handedly responsible for Runcorn Town conceding just five goals in the five games that they played. The opening game of the month saw a 2-2 draw at Avro. Reid made several saves to keep his side in it at key stages throughout the match, none more so than a full length save to deny Daniel Grimshaw midway through the first half. The next match saw Runcorn progress in the Macron Cup with a 2-0 win at Northwich Victoria, Reid awarded Man-of-the-Match by Runcorn supporters one of his best performances of the season. Three times in the match he denied Saul Henderson. The first was a low save down to his left in the first half, the second a full length save to turn Henderson's shot behind for a corner at the start of the second half, and the third a stunning point-blank save that rolled across the line before his defenders cleared.

"Runcorn's third match of the month brought another clean sheet, a 2-0 win at Padiham. Reid didn't have that much to do in this match and was quiet for long periods but he had to maintain his concentration throughout. He made a good save at the end of the first half to deny Harry Pratt and commanded his box well at the start of the second half by punching several Padiham free kicks clear. Match four of the month saw another Runcorn win, this time 2-1 at Barnoldswick Town. There was no clean sheet for Reid in this game, however, he was awarded Man-of-the-Match by the home side for his performance. The goal he did concede was from the penalty spot towards the end of the first half, and he pulled off an excellent save to deny James Crorken moments after the goal. The second half saw him twice deny Chris Turner and he also saved shots from Crorken and Joe Noblet.

"However he saved his best for stoppage time when he dove full length to tip Crorken's driven shot around the post. The shot was destined for the top corner, and the save was roundly applauded by the Sewer End Ultras behind the goal. Runcorn's final game of the month last Saturday was a 2-1 home defeat by Irlam. He didn't have that much to do in this match and could do nothing about Irlam's excellently placed first goal or their fiercely driven second goal. He did pull off a good save from Mwiya Malumo's shot in stoppage time as he dove towards the right-hand side of his goal."


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