After a month where they notched up 24 goals in 3 games, Europa duo Liam Walker and Rafael Escobar Obrero are FG’s Player of the Month and Manager of the Month for November.
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FG Player of the Month – Liam Walker (Europa)
There were a number of stand-out performers this month, but Walker gets his nose in front of both Juanfri and Kike to this month’s award, having scored 7 and assisted a further 6 assists in that time. While in truth Europa had three games they were expected to win, they still had to see through these games, and as Glacis proved at times, there was the potential for Europa to slip up as they have done in previous non-title winning season’s. Walker’s contributions last month though ensured they took 9 points from a possible 9 – if he can keep that form up going forward, Europa have a real chance of winning the title.
- Liam Walker (Europa)
- Juan Francisco ‘Juanfri’ Garcia Pena (St Joseph’s)
- Enrique ‘Kike’ Gomez Bernal (Lincoln Red Imps)
FG Manager of the Month – Rafael Escobar Obrero (Europa)
In truth, it was a toss up between Escobar and Lincoln manager Victor Afonso for this award, with both winning three out of three games, and while some may disagree with the decision, we went for Escobar for the award this month having ensured Europa stay on the right track – should they win their game in hand they would be top of the league. Both Escobar and Afonso are ensuring their respective sides are not allowing any slip-ups against so-called weaker opponents, keeping up a level of performance that has made them two of the main title contenders for the last few season. In third, we opted for Lions manager Albert Ferri – while the quirks of the fixture list meant they only played once last month, he has dragged his Lions side up into contention for a top 6 spot in recent weeks, which is a good effort considering the lack of investment in the side, and recent season’s with more modest league finishes. If he gets Lions into the top 6, then there’s every chance Ferri may win this award next month.
- Rafael Escobar Obrero (Europa)
- Victor Afonso (Lincoln Red Imps)
- Albert Ferri (Lions Gibraltar)