Goalkeeper of the Month Awards September 2022

Fri 7th October 2022 | League Awards
By Martin Fallon

The Goalkeeper of the Month awards for September 2022 have been announced.


Elliot follows in the footsteps of Morgan Bacon and Callum Jakovlevs in winning this award for Wythenshawe Town. He was one of the great pre-season captures and the management team at the club were delighted when the goalkeeper agreed to join in spite of offers from higher up the pyramid where his clubs have included Atherton Collieries and more recently Altrincham.

Unavailable for the first couple of game Elliot played just the one game in August, making his debut away at Litherland REMYCA when he made several notable saves in an early onslaught that provided the basis for what was eventually a comfortable 3-1 victory.

September came and Elliot had established himself firmly as the number one choice for the position of custodian and he rewarded the Management team with string of fine performances. Although playing behind what has proved to be the most miserly defence in the league there was still much to do.

The first game of the month at Squires Gate saw just a single goal conceded and this was followed with a clean sheet against Burscough, although both games saw periods of sustained pressure that was dealt with by the Wythenshawe Town defence with the help of Elliot.

The next game against Longridge Town saw the unique event of Town finding themselves behind in a game for the first and only time this season when the visitors to Ericstan Park took an early lead. A spell of pressure threatened to take them to a surprise victory but the home defence with Elliot behind them held out and the game was soon turned around with the hosts recording a 3-1 victory.

That goal was significant as there were no further goals conceded in the month as Elliot then recorded three clean sheets in victories of 7-0, 2-0 and 3-0.


It's South Liverpool's first ever monthly award winner as Jacob McCoy picks up this award for the first time.

Jacob has once again stood firm in between the sticks in South Liverpool's two league games and one FA Vase game this month.

Although losing at home to Steeton, he kept South in the game until late on with a string of fine saves. The next game at Garstang saw win by the odd goal, with Jacob again keeping South in the game with vital saves at key moments when the home side were on top.

The final tie saw South play their FA Vase tie against Step 5 Hallam, with his shot blocking in particular in the first half keeping South level only losing to a late goal that Jacob could do nothing about.

Well done Jacob!


September 2021 saw Ross Heywood win Goalkeeper of the Month for Abbey Hey. Twelve months later and Joseph Lawton repeats it, with his performances in the month seeing him win the September 2022 award.

Joe has been much improved during the month of September, his confidence has improved with two clean sheets in the opening three games of the month against high-flying Ellesmere Rangers and Cheadle Heath Nomads. His shot stopping has been excellent and with his confidence growing that has also spread through the defence.

This saw him concede just twice in the final two games of the month, the first a goal three minutes into stoppage time for Abbey Hulton that he could do nothing about and the second an equaliser from Northern Premier League side Stalybridge Celtic in the Manchester Cup, a game that saw Joseph make several key saves in taking the game to penalties.

Joe is still a young man with a really good future ahead of him.

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