Previous Monthly Winners
August: Neil Doyle
Doyley had a superb start to the season netting 3 times in the month of August to help Town to 4 wins from 5 games. His strike against Churwell was a fantastically taken goal. He had close competition for this award from Jamie Kime who also put in some all action displays but Doyley's goals clinched it for him. Without a doubt Town's star performer in August.
September: Jake Bennett
No doubts about this one. Jake was on fire in September netting 7 goals in four games, including back to back hat tricks against Ripon and Pool. His finishing and work rate were of the highest calibre and there would be few who would argue that Jake deserved this accolade for September.
October: Jody Thirkell
It seems wrong as webmaster to give the award to myself but to be truthful Town had a bad October and there were very few good performances. Two man of the match awards and two rare strikes against Kelbrook and Churwell (on my birthday) mean I was the only real contender. Don't worry I won't be giving myself the trophy at the end of the season!
November : Andrew Kitching
Kitch hit top gear in November turning in fine performances against Golcar, Carlton, Pool and Ryhill. He is turning into a fine centre half and his tracking and tackling are second to none. A worthy winner this month, Kitch has played well despite the dip in form in the team as a whole.
December : Chris Pennington
Tough call with only two games in December. A straight toss up between Jamie Kime (who put in two solid displays) and Penny but it was the return to form of Chris Pennington with two goals in two games that merited the award. His display against Rothwell Athletic when the rest of the team were pretty poor showed he has shaken off his early season problems and can now look forward to more mazy runs and goals from Penny.
January: Kris Parker
Again only two games played in January due to the poor weather and another close call. A man of the match display apiece for Jake Bennett and Jamie Kime but Kris' return to goalscoring form helped Town to 2 wins from 2 in 2004. Two cool finishes against Robin Hood when a draw was on the cards and the opener in the comeback of the season so far against Ryhill edged it for Parks. A few more goals before the season's out from him could see Town finish in a healthy position.
February : Jamie Kime
An easy choice for February, Kimey scooped 2 man of the match awards against Kellingley and Sherburn and was Town's only good performer in those two games. He has moved from Centre Midfield to Centre Half in the absence of Rio and his pace, tackling and aerial ability has proved a great asset for Town's defence. Not his preferred role but it shows how good a player he is that he is still generally Town's best performer even when out of position. A deserved winner.
March : Lee Poppleton
Lee was drafted back into the first team for the Sherburn game due to injuries. His display at centre half that game was the one bright spot in a dire 2-1 win. He won everything in the air and won the man of the match award in his first start of the season. He rightfully kept his place for the Rothwell derby and again won man of the match with a very solid display at the back. As the man of the match award was postponed for the Clough embarrassment Lee is a worthy winner for March. He will be looking to keep his place for the remaining 5 games and will hopefully perform just as well in April.
April/May: Neil Doyle
Neil had a fantastic start to the season and won this award back in August. He wins it for the second time due to his solid performances in April (and one in May). Neil's workrate has been fantastic and he excelled against Barwick and worked hard when others weren't prepared to against Sandy. His spirit and commitment to the cause has been 100% all season and was epitomised in April. Well done Doyley.
Website Player of The Year: Neil Doyle