The Severn Sport Team of the Month is here once again!

As with previous years, the Severn Sport Team of the Month is sponsored by Murdock & Wasley Estate Agents.

Luke Murdock and Matt Wasley have been fantastic supporters of Severn Sport for a number of years and they are run one of the most successful estate agents within Gloucestershire.

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The Severn Sport Team of the Month includes players that have stood-out in the featured games during the previous month.

In January, Severn Sport covered 13 games throughout the month and those games were:

Monday 1 January – Tuffley Rovers 0-1 Corsham Town
Saturday 6 January – Gloucester City 2-2 Southport
Sunday 7 January – Gloucester City Women Development 9-0 Abbeymead Rovers
Tuesday 9 January – Tuffley Rovers 1-2 Brimscombe & Thrupp
Wednesday 10 January – Longlevens 0-3 Shortwood United
Sunday 14 January – Longlevens Ladies 4-3 Red Falcon Women
Saturday 20 January – Stonehouse Town 0-2 Hartpury University
Sunday 21 January – Gloucester City Women Development 8-2 Cheltenham Town Development
Wednesday 24 January – Longlevens 0-6 Slimbridge
Friday 26 January – Gloucester City Development 2-5 Newent Town Development
Saturday 27 January – Longlevens 1-0 Fairford Town
Tuesday 30 January – Longlevens 0-1 Mangotsfield United
Tuesday 30 January – Slimbridge 0-2 Worcester City

Check out this month’s XI below:

Goalkeeper – Amelia Matthews (Red Falcon Women) – Red Falcon Women came close to ending Longlevens Ladies’ unbeaten run and Matthews played a key role in a great showing. They lost in injury time, but if it wasn’t for her they wouldn’t have pushed the league leaders so close.

Right Back – Myron Turner (Slimbridge) – Myron retains his place in the team, mainly because there weren’t many stand out right backs, but also because he produced a number of solid showings. He can play anywhere!

Centre Back – Charlie Hitchings (Slimbridge) – Hitchings scored in the demolition of Longlevens and followed up with a Man of the Match display against Worcester City in the Floodlit Cup. He makes the team and is the first name on the shortlist for Player of the Month.

Centre Back – Shay Lyons (Shortwood United) – This selection is a personal one. It was great to see Shay playing once again. It felt like forever since I have seen him play. He is a great lad and showed in the cup win at Longlevens that is still a very, very good centre half.

Left Back – Isaac Pepper (Newent Town Development) – He played at LWB vs Gloucester City Devs, but Pepper impressed me with a big shift. He was a key player for Shaun Norville’s side at both ends of the pitch and was a constant out ball in a good win.

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Right Midfield – Renato Prifti (Hartpury University) – Prifti has a 100% record this season in the sense that I have seen him twice this season, he has impressed me twice and has made the TOTM squad twice. His moment of magic to set up the opener at Stonehouse looked like it would be the difference on the day. Quality.

Centre Midfield – Lucy Dannatt (Longlevens Ladies) – Lucy is the second player on the shortlist for Player of the Month due to scoring key goals for her side and continuing to be an inspirational captain for Longlevens. Her goals have come during a month where Rob McGeever has had different attacking players missing – so to have goals consistently from midfield is vital!

Centre Midfield – Mirry Smith (Gloucester City Women Development) – Mirry is a fantastic young talent. Her dead ball delivery is outstanding and January showed that, with her at the heart of most attacks the City Women Devs side create. If she can continue to be consistent then she will go very far.

Left Midfield – Ben Baxter (Hartpury University) – Ben Baxter is a wonderful footballer. He showed that again in the win at Stonehouse and he has narrowly edged out some good players in Tom Black and Ryan Hunt in making the starting XI here. I can’t wait to see how far he can go in the game.

Striker – Zoe Gabb (Gloucester City Women Development) – The third and final player on the shortlist for Player of the Month. In the two games I saw her play, she produced eight goals and the thing that impressed me the most was the fact she scored all sorts of goals. If Gloucester City Women Devs are to continue their title challenge, they will need Gabb to continue her form for as long as possible.

Striker – Ben Beresford (Gloucester City) – In a season where Gloucester City’s signings have been scrutinised so much, this is one that has worked. City have brought in a number of young forwards on loan over the years and Beresford is one who has a great habit of scoring at key times, whether starting or from the bench. Very impressive young man.

Here is the XI in full:

As always, we have a substitute bench full of players who narrowly missed out on the XI. The bench is:

Connor Dallimore (Newent Town Development)
Ryan Hunt (Newent Town Development)
Jorja Robinson (Gloucester City Women Development)
Poppy Sullivan (Cheltenham Town Ladies Development)
Alex Gayner (Shortwood United)
Roberta Hyam-Lee (Red Falcon Women)
Elliot King (Stonehoue Town)

This month’s team will be managed by Evesham United boss Mike Ford, after his side experienced a fantastic January – claiming 10 points from 12 in the league and a big win in the Worcestershire Senior Cup. Ford is closely followed by Fairford Town’s Jamie Reid, who had an almost perfect month.

Check back here on at the end of February for the next Team of the Month!

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