Fair Play

UniBond Fair Play - March 05/04/2008

The UniBond Fair Play awards for March have gone to MATLOCK TOWN, MOSSLEY and WARRINGTON TOWN respectively. Matlock, with just two cautions in seven games, were capturing the prize for the second month in succession and the third time during the campaign having previously won it in October. MOSSLEY were also taking the accolade of the most disciplined team in their Division for the third time having been successful in both August and September. Although they did have a dismissal against them in March Mossley had only one caution but even so finished level with Wakefield. The “Lilywhites” won the prize by having a better overall season to date record than the Yorkshire club.

Despite being in the top three of the First Division South “Fair Play” table throughout the season March was surprisingly Warrington’s first monthly award and they took their reward for that consistency with four cautions in seven games. A bad February when they received eleven yellows and one red though may have cost Warrington their chance of catching season to date leaders Quorn but they have moved just in front of Kidsgrove Athletic to take second place.

Despite winning more Premier Division monthly awards than any other club Matlock are only third in the top tier’s season to date tables and trail runaway leaders Witton Albion by a considerable distance. Strangely despite their commanding lead Albion have yet to win the monthly prize demonstrating a remarkable consistency over the course of the season. The bad boys of the month in this Division were Marine with four dismissals to their name although Buxton are bottom of the overall table after collecting another seventeen cautions in the month.

Newcastle Blue Star continue to lead the First Division North table whilst Mossley move up two places in to second after winning the March prize. At the opposite end of the table Curzon Ashton had another three players sent off in March taking their total for the season to a dozen – more than any other club in any of the three Divisions.

Warrington’s March performance enabled them to cut the gap on leaders Quorn to 0.11 of a point in the race for the £1,000 Divisional first prize whilst Kidsgrove Athletic are not of the equation. Belper Town slumped to the bottom of the season to date table after picking up sixteen yellow cards and three reds in March.

Each of the overall season Divisional winners will pocket a cheque for £1,000 with the three second placed clubs taking home £650 whilst £350 will go to each of the three clubs occupying the third spots come the end of April.