National League Manager and Player of the Month awards for February
Manager of the Month
Daryl McMahon – Ebbsfleet United
The Vanarama National League manager of the month award for February goes to Ebbsfleet United`s Daryl McMahon.
Fleet handed McMahon a new five-year contract in the summer after achieving promotion to the National League, and the show of faith seems to have been rewarded on the pitch.
In their first season back in the fifth-tier, the Fleet ended February with only goal difference separating the side from a spot in the play-off places.
Despite defeat in the month’s first match at Tranmere Rovers- a ground where few away sides have gained three points this season- McMahon’s men won all four of the remaining fixtures.
A hard fought 1-0 victory over in-form Solihull Moors was closely followed by three points at FC Halifax Town, where debutant Corey Whitley made an instant impact at his new club.
Danny Kedwell’s brace at home to Woking took his tally to 13 for the campaign, while Dean Rance scored the only goal in the final match of the month at Hartlepool United.
Player of the Month
Elliott Durrell – Macclesfield Town
It’s been another magic month for Macclesfield.
The Silkmen stretched their lead to five points at the top of the National League after collecting maximum points from February.
Back-to-back away matches at Aldershot Town and Tranmere Rovers looked a tough test on paper, but the table toppers passed with flying colours.
Elliott Durrell’s contribution proved crucial during the two matches, creating the winning goal at The EBB Stadium and scoring twice at Prenton Park.
In the final game of February, the winger’s pin-point cross to the far post was met by Scott Wilson to earn three important points in additional time versus Maidenhead United.
Durrell earns the accolade for match winning performances, which could prove vital at the end of the campaign.