The Betting.net Performance of the Month Award for August saw Hendon FC scoop the honours in the Bostik Premier. The Greens hammered Harrow Borough 6-0 on August 28, with Niko Muir bagging a superb hat-trick.
The striker was on target in the 6th, 16th and 39th minutes as Hendon took a 4-0 half-time lead, with Matt Ball opening the scoring in just the first minute of the game. Montel Joseph and Keagan Cole added further gloss to a scintillating display to keep up the club’s 100 percent record at that time.
The Dons’ perfect start to the campaign may now be over but they are still in the top five and looking to challenge for promotion this term.
Heybridge Swifts took August’s honours in the Bostik North courtesy of a 5-0 derby triumph over Maldon and Tiptree. Five different players were on the scoresheet as Ryan Henshaw got the ball rolling just three minutes into the contest.
Harrison Chatting and Sam Bantick made sure it was 3-0 at the break before substitutes Joe Gardner and Joshua Fagbohun completed the rout.
The Swifts have enjoyed an excellent start to their campaign and have won all but one of their games to date. They have played fewer games than anyone else in the division and have some catching up to do.
Thamesmead Town’s Alex Teniola scooped the award in the Bostik South for a prolific month in front of goal. The former Greenwich Borough striker was rewarded after scoring four goals in an 8-0 win away at East Preston in the FA Cup Preliminary Round. He also hit a hat-trick in a 5-0 home success over Horsham.
Teniola ended the month by netting his side’s only goal as they went down 3-1 to local rivals VCD Athletic. The 54th-minute strike gave his side a lifeline at 2-1 but Kemo Darboe made sure Athletic took the points despite Teniola’s contribution.
Written by Greg Murray
Greg Murray focused on watching football rather than playing it after realising he wasn’t going to be the next Gianfranco Zola. Writing prolifically on Italian football while keeping an eye on the game around the world, Greg has also turned his pen to the aviation industry and the betting market.