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National League South February awards

National League South Manager of the Month

Adam Flanagan and Jamie Coyle – Dartford

The Darts certainly hit the bullseye throughout February under the stewardship of Adam Flanagan and Jamie Coyle.

Two heads may be better than one as the joint bosses doubled up – we’ll let them decide who takes home the award!

Winning three of their four games and picking up a point in the other, Dartford have more than established themselves as serious promotion contenders.

The month began and ended in similar fashion – a win against Woking. After Ronnie Vint snatched a last-gasp win in the Cards’ backyard, Phil Roberts and Daryl McQueen repeated the feat Kent two weeks later.

McQueen and Roberts have recently formed a strong partnership and are having their say on proceedings – Roberts was on hand to put the icing on a brilliant 3-0 against fellow promotion rivals Bath City.

 

Player of the Month

Chris Whelpdale – Chelmsford City

It’s a good time to be a Chelmsford supporter. Only one defeat since Christmas and the Clarets are flying in the Vanarama National League South.

The form of Chris Whelpdale has been a huge part of their success. The flying winger has been influential in his side’s rise to the top three.

Starting the month in style, Whelpdale bagged a brace in a resounding 4-1 won over Hungerford Town, taking home the man of the match award to boot.

A 1-0 win against East Thurrock United and a goalless draw with Gloucester City saw Whelpdale and his side finish the month unbeaten and only looking upwards.

Now can they bury a ghost of many years and finally earn promotion into the fifth tier?

 

Volunteer of the Month

Peter John Baptise – Wealdstone

Peter John Baptise has won Volunteer of the Month for Wealdstone in the Vanarama National League South.

Peter is a fan of the Club, attending all home and away games. But it’s the thankless – and mostly unnoticed by officials and other supporters – task he carries out that makes him a worthy recipient of this award, and that is picking up litter.

He does this after every home match, rain or shine, and always with a smile on his face. Volunteers at Clubs in the National League cover a wide range of varying tasks but it’s easy to forget the importance of this task and without Peter, his Club would have to use vital funds to employ someone to do this, and they are so grateful for his help and commitment.

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