Braves manager Ricky Waddell has selected his four nominees for our September Player of the Month award and YOU can vote for your winner on our official app - here.
The month of September brought mixed success for the Braves this month, alongside a steady improvement in performance. We began with a 1-1 draw after to East Stirlingshire, before embarking upon a run of four straight home games. A pair of victories against Gretna and Girvan were recorded, alongside defeats against Bo’ness and Fraserburgh. The final day of the month recorded another victory however, as we ran out as 1-3 victors away to Edinburgh University.
Ricky’s nominees for this month are: Kristian Gkegka, John Guthrie, Bernie White and Matty Collins!
Our sole new recruit nominated this month, the Greek midfielder has made the midfield position his own over the last month. Providing superb tenacity and work-ethic in the engine room, Kristian is a consistent performer in the Braves side. The number eight came close to bagging his first goal for the club on the weekend in Edinburgh, but was unfortunate to see a powerful effort ricochet off the outside of the post.
Kristian’s midfield partner John Guthrie is our next nominee, after another dependable month in the Braves midfield. Our only outfielder to start every game this season, our club captain has once again led the team from midfield with a string of consistent performances. Our longest serving player is yet to open his account for the season, but recorded an assist for our crucial first goal, in our 3-2 victory against Girvan.
The dominating shot-stopper continued his superb start to the season last month, with a string of solid performances in the Braves goal. Whilst we don’t want to call upon him too often, whenever Bernie's services have been required, he's stood up to the task with a highlight reel of superb saves - including a reflex save that recorded 83 thousand views on Instagram!
A mainstay on the left wing of our attack through the month, everyone at the Braves have been delighted to see Matty string together a steady run of injury free appearances for the club. The flying winger has also added goals and assists to his game this season, scoring two goals- including a great strike against Edinburgh University - whilst also providing a creative outlet, assisting three goals in September.
A tough choice but we can only have one winner, so make sure you get your vote in on our official app, before Thursday afternoon's dealdline!