THE Vanarama National League Manager of the Month Award goes to Paul Hurst of Grimsby Town. Whilst not the only front runner for November's Vanarama National award, Paul edged it due to being faced with several pressure games in the FA Cup and the League itself. The stand out victory being away to rivals Eastleigh in a close fought encounter.
To come out with a victory in all five matches in the month is a testament to the squad he is building to make another tilt at taking the Mariners back into the Football League. It is again not going to be easy but he is proving that a winning team wants to win every match, irrespective what competition it is and the FA Trophy is still to come as well.
The Vanarama National League Player of The Month Award goes to Kristian Dennis of Macclesfield Town. It has been a phenomenal November and rightly so, for as the month is well known for watching fireworks in the sky, Kristian has certainly lit up the Vanarama National on the field with 7 goals in his clubs four League matches. It has been a great month for the Silkmen with two difficult away fixtures at Woking and Wrexham and the haul of goals scored by Kristian, scoring in every match, has not only helped his teammates to seventh in the League, his seven goals now make him the division's leading scorer with seventeen strikes to his credit. Lucky number theme somewhere we think! And what number shirt does he wear.....14... But it is divisible by seven!
Speaking after receiving the coveted award from Grimsby Town director John Fenty, the Town boss said: It shows that you've had a good month. What I would say is that it was a great response from the players, on the back of losing our first game for a long time against Cheltenham. You certainly wanted to win that next game, so to go on and win the next five and be unbeaten in November, is credit to the players.
"I must just mention my coaching staff, Chris Doig, Andy Warrington and Dave Moore, who have worked very hard as part of the staff.
"We've had a good month and we want to replicate that during the remaining months. We're in a good position and want to try and kick on from that," he added.