September’s awards were all dished out for performances in the FA Cup, with Burgess Hill Town landing the Premier Division’s gong. The Hillians secured a 1-0 success over National League South outfit Wealdstone FC, with defender Cheik Toure blasting the ball home in injury time at The Green Elephant Stadium.
Wealdstone came with high hopes of progression but Ian Chapman’s men had other ideas and made sure of that his side moved forward in a typically frantic cup tie.
The North Division’s award went to Haringey Borough who managed to claim a 2-1 triumph away at National League South Welling United on September 16 thanks to a brace from Ralston Gabriel.
The former Enfield Town man opened the scoring in the first half before Joe Healy ensured the hosts were back on terms 11 minutes after the break.
Tom Loizou’s side refused to buckle and having witnessed The Wings spurn a chance from the spot, Gabriel slotted home from 12 yards after his side was also awarded a penalty.
The Borough currently sit in the play-off zone and having received a shot in the arm by taking the scalp of a side in a higher division, will hope to continue that cup form in the league.
Finally, the South Division’s Betting.net Performance of the Month Award went to Faversham Town who defied a poor league start to take care of Premier Division Tonbridge Angels at the Shepherd Neame Stadium.
Mark Lovell gave The Lilywhites a 6th-minute lead before doubling his side’s advantage on the half hour mark. Andre McCollin pulled one back before the break but Matthew Bourne put the seal on an excellent victory on 67 minutes to send Faversham into the next round.
Written by Feargal Brennan
Feargal Brennan is a long-suffering Everton fan who turned to European football for respite from the Toffees’ struggles. A frequent radio contributor, Feargal writes on football and betting and is an expert in how to cope when you support a forever frustrating football team.