Paul Rutherford has been voted the Trust in Yellow Player of the Month for October.
In a month that brought a huge improvement for the Southport team under new manager Gary Brabin, Rutherford won a closely-run competition in which many players received nominations.
The winger came out on top by a single vote, edging out second-placed Luke Foster and several of his team-mates who were tied third in a well-supported poll.
Rutherford was presented with his award by Southport fan Jamie Hanlon ahead of Saturday’s match against Dover Athletic.
In many ways, Rutherford has epitomised the Sandgrounders’ revival under Brabin, turning in a series of tireless performances to show arguably his best form since joining from Barrow last summer.
Thanks to everyone who took the time to vote.
Supporters will have the chance to vote for November’s award at the end of the month.
Southport's next away game is the FA Cup tie at Dagenham on Saturday 8th November. The coach will depart the Merseyrail Community Stadium at 7.30am. To book phone Alan Scarisbrick on 07980911693.
In advance prices for members are as follows:
Juniors(accompanied by adult member): £20
HOWEVER WITH 40 BOOKINGS THE PRICES WILL DROP TO £29 AND £15.
These prices reflect the cheapest quote available to the Trust at short notice which was £1275.
Trust members can now enjoy a 20% discount on all phone accessories from Rupert's Mobiles - handy in time for Christmas. Members will also be entitled to a 10-20% discount on phone repairs (depending on the nature of the repair). The shop can be found inside Wayfarers Arcade which is located on Lord Street.
Please note that anyone taking up these offers MUST produce their TIY membership cards.
Voting for the Trust in Yellow Player of the Month for October is now open.
Every month throughout the season, fans are asked to nominate their star performer from the Southport team and one supporter will be selected to make the presentation to the winning player.
You can vote using our online voting form HERE.
October, of course, saw the arrival of Gary Brabin as manager, leading the team to two league wins and an action-packed 3-3 draw against Lincoln City.
With goals in the win at Braintree Town and the FA Cup draw with Tamworth, Luke George has been on the scoresheet twice.
Charlie Joyce found the target against Lincoln and registered a great battling performance in the win over Welling United, a result that was secured by Joe Connor’s stoppage-time strike.
Richard Brodie, Luke Foster and David Fitzpatrick have also been on target, as well as registering some solid performances.
Or has another player caught your eye in October?
Voting is open until 8pm on Friday 31 October and the presentation will be made ahead of the match against Dover Athletic game on 1 November.
You can submit your vote in any of the following ways:
- Use the online voting form HERE
- E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
- Text POTM followed by the player’s name and your name to 07861416859
- Complete a voting slip at the Trust office (next to the club shop)