Joe Lawton First Division South Goalkeeper of the Month

Sun 12th February 2023 | Abbey Hey
By Martin Fallon

Joe Lawton of Abbey Hey has been presented with his second Reusch Goalkeeper of the Month award of the season. After winning in August, he collected the award again in November.

League Respect Co-ordinator Stewart Taylor presented the award to Joe at a recent game, accompanied by goalkeeping coach Gary Phillips. 

This is what was said about him when the announcement was made.


Making it a hat-trick of second time winners in November is Joe Lawton, the Abbey Hey shot stopper picking up his second award in three months.

The first game of the month was a close encounter at Brocton, with the home side winning the game 1-0 with Joe in fine form. He followed this up with another great performance at higher opposition in Thackley, as Abbey progressed through in the Isuzu FA Vase with a 3-0 win.

A 4-2 win followed at Stafford before Joe again kept Abbey Hey in the game at Premier Division Barnoldswick Town in the Macron Cup. With the game finishing little, he could do nothing in the shoot-out with Barlick progressing.

After the game at Eccleshall was abandoned due to fog, Joe picked up his second clean sheet from five games played as Abbey won 3-0 at Cammell Laird 1907.

Congratulations to Joe and to all at Abbey Hey.

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