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Vanarama National League Awards For October….

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Hartlepool United`s Craig Harrison has been awarded October`s manager of the month award for the Vanarama National League.

It was a difficult start to life in the National League for Pools.

Following relegation for the Monkey Hangers, pressure grew on new manager Craig Harrison to restore the fortunes of all connected with them.

After a tough start, the Pools have found their feet in the fifth tier.

Harrison’s men moved six places up the National League table during October, with sights now firmly set on catching the top seven.

The division is proving to be difficult to call and- with just six points separating the top twelve clubs- Craig must be very pleased with Hartlepool’s progress after three months in charge.

A number of candidates came into the reckoning for October`s player of the month in the National League, but pride of place goes to Bromley`s Josh Rees.

The midfielder not only has caught the eye of his team-mates, supporters and opposition, but also the eye of the management of England C too.

Besides crucial goals helping The Ravens into the play-off positions, the 24-year-old has clearly repaid his club in what they saw in him, since his summer move from Chelmsford City, where he was thought very highly of.

A midfielder with the basics of good play honed at Arsenal and Nottingham Forest could prove to be a major link in the ambitions of the club going forward.

Leamington`s Paul Holleran takes the award as manager of the month for the National League North.

Only a point separated Leamington from the bottom three in the National League North at the start of October.

The Brakes had a superb month, with the highlights coming in an impressive victory at Salford City, as well as two draws against promotion-chasers Harrogate Town and York City.

Having been promoted back into the division again this season, Leamington will be looking first and foremost at survival.

After claiming positive results against the top two sides, Holleran’s men will have confidence they can pick up points against anyone in the National League North.

Michael Jacklin of Gainsborough Trinity is the October player of the month for the Vanarama National League North.

Trinity face a tough but winnable First Round match in the Emirates FA Cup this coming weekend, but are buoyed with a terrific run in October, lifting them out of the relegation zone in the National League North.

Pivotal at both ends of the team during the month has been centre-back Jacklin, who primarily is a lynch-pin in the defence but has surprised many, including his manager, with three crucial goals from set-pieces.

With spirits high in the Lincolnshire camp, could there be a cup run on the cards at Northolme?

Bobby Wilkinson of Wealdstone takes the award as manager of month for October in the National League South.

October was the second month running where several bosses were in the running to lift the award in the National League South.

Ultimately it came down to the final Saturday and The Stones came up trumps for Wilkinson when they travelled to in-form Welling United and came away with all three points.

It was a massive win which tipped the scales for the award.

Since moving from Hungerford Town in late August, Wilkinson`s renowned style of play has taken time to bed in.

The club is now benefitting from it with the results lifting Wealdstone into the top half of the table and easily in touch with the play-off places.

Charlie Sheringham of Hemel Hempstead Town wins the October award as player of the month for the National League South.

Quietly and without much fuss, The Tudors have finished October in second place in the National League South.

Twenty-nine-year-old Sheringham is well-known around the division, but has come up trumps in the past few weeks to score several goals to lift the club into contention, thus repaying the faith shown in him by his management team.

The striker had an excellent end to the season on loan from Ebbsfleet United, and put pen-to-paper on a permanent deal in the summer.

It seems an eye for goal runs in the Sheringham family tree…


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