We're delighted to announce that Ryan Hamer of Premier side Winsford United, Morgan Newns of First Division North club Daisy Hill, and Andrew Jones from First Division South Champions West Didsbury & Chorlton, have been named as their respective divisions' Goalkeeper of the Month Award, brought to you by Reusch.
Premier Division- Ryan Hamer
Hamer's exceptional March saw him help Winsford United to a respectable 11th placed finish in the Premier, with eight games in 24 days not phasing the young keeper who also picked up a Man of the Match award for his performance against Litherland REMYCA. His nomination read:
It's difficult to understand why Ryan only has 1 MOTM awarf in March, he has been excellent in each and every game. We have had a very unsettled defence in the whole of March and Ryan did very well to concede just eight goals. He makes at least a couple of excellent saves in every game.
First Division North- Morgan Newns
Daisy Hill's highly rated keeper Morgan Newns kept an impressive three clean sheets in five games to help his side secure a commendable 8th placed finish in the First Division North. The former Charnock Richard shotstopper, who conceded just three times throughout the course of the month, has proved a popular figure since arriving at New Sirs in November, his nomination read:
Morgan has had an outstanding month, contributing significantly to the successful end of season run which saw the club unbeaten in eight games. Athletic, strong, and commanding, Morgan has kept us in games with some spectacular saves that has had the crowd on their feet in amazement on more than one occasion. A real down to earth lad, we are exceptionally pleased for Morgan and the impact he has had on the club.
First Division South- Andrew Jones
Title winner's West Didsbury & Chorlton finished the season having conceded just 29 times in their 38 games, the lowest of any side across the Counties, and have the consistently superb Andrew Jones in-part to thank for their achievements. Keeping four clean sheets in the Manchester club's eight games, conceding just three, has made Jones a highly sought after shotstopper. His nomination read:
This has been an exceptional month for AJ where he has played a huge role in breaking club records, progressing to the final of the Lancashire Challenge Trophy and most importantly; becoming the North West Counties Division One South Champions. AJ has conceded 5 goals in 8 matches and kept 4 clean sheets in this crucial month for the club. AJ put in an inspirational performance to keep a clean sheet and organise the defence in the Lancashire Challenge Trophy Semi Final against Atherton Collieries, a team three leagues higher than us. In the biggest moments in the match, AJ could yet again be relied upon to pull out big saves. After our league title was confirmed away at Barnton, AJ left the celebrations to let some young West fans take shots at him. This is the typical selflessness that we have seen from AJ since he joined the club. He loves the club and the community and is always keen to give back to the club both on and off the pitch. He has played every minute of every game for us this season and has conceded the fewest goals of any goalkeeper in the North West Counties. He deserves enormous credit for all of his achievements this season.
Huge congratulations from all at the NWCFL to the three keepers for their fantastic achievements and we hope they have an excellent and well-deserved break over the summer!