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Juanfri and Escobar win FG Monthly Awards in November

St Joseph’s striker Juanfri and Europa manager Rafael Escobar are awarded FG’s Player and Manager of the Month respectively from November 2020.

Photo (C) Black and Burst Photography

FG Player of the Month – Juan Francisco ‘Juanfri’ Garcia Pena (St Joseph’s)

It has been a tricky month, with so few games and the recent removal of Boca impacting that even more, for anyone to really shine this month, so we’ve gone for a striker who notched five in two games last month, in Juanfri. While wins vs Glacis and Manchester were expected, they still had to do the job and Juanfri was a key part of that.

Elsewhere, his Saints team-mate Boro was a close second, while in third place this month, Liam Walker was heavily involved in both of Europa’s wins, scoring from the penalty spot in both and generally contributing to his side’s success.

  1. Juanfri (St Joseph’s)
  2. Boro (St Joseph’s)
  3. Liam Walker (Europa)

FG Manager of the Month – Rafael Escobar Obrero (Europa FC)

The top three all recorded two wins in November (Lincoln’s draw with Boca wiped out from the record books for obvious reasons), and it was a toss-up between all three for the manager of the month, but we’ve opted for Escobar to just about take the manager award this month.

In truth, Mick McElwee and Raul Procopio can probably find themselves rather hard-done-by not to win the monthly award, and we’d expect their names to crop up multiple times in the rest of the season.

  1. Rafael Escobar (Europa)
  2. Mick McElwee (Lincoln)
  3. Raul Procopio (St Joseph’s)