The presentation of the award was delayed due to various home games being postponed – and indeed the award was presented despite the game against AFC Dunstable being called off.
Voting for the January 2018 Player of the Month has just finished, with the presentation of that award in due course.
It was fitting that the two strikers shared the award, with equal votes in the poll. Ryan Robbins has had a very successful start to his spell with the Diamonds, scoring a memorable hat-trick against Kempston Rovers on Boxing Day to go with a goal at the start of the month. Tom Lorraine’s three goals had given the Diamonds away victories at Aylesbury United and Hanwell. Tom had won the first two Player of the Month awards in 2017, and wrapped up the year with this award to follow his award in November 2017.
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.
Details of previous winners of the award are available via this link.
Picture courtesy of Malcolm Swinden Photography Copyright Mal Swinden ©2018