After another brilliant month of action in the National League, January’s manager, player and volunteer of the month awards have been announced this evening.
Manager – Tim Flowers (Solihull Moors)
It is fair to say that Tim Flowers has enjoyed a superb tenure in the hot seat at Damson Park so far.
Last January Moors appeared to be heading out of the Vanarama National League after starting 2018 at the foot of the table.
Some 12 months on they have a chance to leave the division via another route all together.
Incredibly the Moors announced themselves as title contenders last month, with Tim Flowers guiding his team joint top as January drew to a close.
Wins over Eastleigh, Gateshead and Maidenhead United means that Flowers’ side are all of a sudden looking like serious title contenders.
They scored 14 goals last month, and also progressed in the FA Trophy at the expense of FC Halifax Town.
Player – Kevin Lokko (Dover Athletic)
Under the guidance of new boss Andy Hessenthaler, Dover have enjoyed a 2019 to remember so far.
Since the turn of the year, the Whites unbeaten month saw them climb out of the bottom four, dramatically boosting their title hopes in the process.
Kevin Lokko has been at the heart of the Whites’ recent resurgence and has more than had his say on proceedings.
The 23-year-old helped his side to four clean sheets on the way to crucial wins over Maidstone United and Wrexham along with a win and draw against Havant & Waterlooville.
Not content with keeping the opposition at bay, he also bagged a goal himself in Dover’s draw with Bromley. Meanwhile, Click here for the best odds.
Whatever happens in the Vanarama National League relegation battle, Kevin Lokko is certain to buck the trend of strikers taking all the glory.
Volunteer – Lesley Brentnall (Chesterfield)
Lesley Brentnall of Chesterfield has won January’s Volunteer of the Month for the National League.
Lesley has organised the away travel for Chesterfield supporters on the Club’s official service, True Blue Travel, for a number of years. She is also the point of contact for any queries on travel arrangements and makes sure everything is in order; right down to ensuring everyone is on board.
Her friendly and personable manner makes her a popular figure at the Club, especially with those who are frequent users of the travel service.
For home fixtures, Lesley volunteers in the ticket office, taking calls, answering queries and processing bookings for supporters.