Following a poll on AFCDiamonds.com, the award for the Player of the Month award for August 2018 has been shared between Ben Heath and Tom Lorraine.
The award is sponsored by P.W. House Jewellers of Rushden, who are continuing a long tradition of sponsoring this award, going back many years with R&DFC. Their business has been part of life in Rushden High Street for the last 65 years, having been Rushden’s Family Jewellers for over 70 years.
Tom and Ben were presented with their award by the Diamonds Under-8 team following the Diamonds home game against St Ives, the presentation delayed due to the lack of daytime home games at Hayden Road during September.
Ben wins his first such award following a number of fine performances during the month, with a clean sheet at St Neots and a Man of the Match performance at Stourbridge that won the admiration of fans from both sides.
Tom wins another of these awards after scoring three goals during the month, including a brace against Tamworth that included an equaliser deep into added time that preserved the Diamonds unbeaten home record in the league.
Details of previous winners of the award are available via this link.