Millwall’s Ashlee Hincks has been selected as the FA WSL 2 Player of the Month for October*.
Hincks put in a number of standout performances in Millwall’s first four FA WSL 2 games of the season. Notably, a late leveler rescued a point against Doncaster Rovers, before two decisive goals against Brighton & Hove Albion and London Bees made the difference in narrow wins to keep Millwall at the top of the FA WSL 2 table in October.
Hincks fought off some tough competition in a shortlist including Durham’s Beth Hepple, and Sheffield striker, Melissa Johnson who both narrowly missed out on the accolade. Hepple led from Durham’s midfield scoring four goals in their first four league games, with the side now looking serious title contenders. Johnson, who has linked up excellently with her teammates this season, was a key figure in the Sheffield side putting in a number of standout performances.
The FA WSL Player of the Month award celebrates the best players in FA WSL 1 and FA WSL 2. Each month, three players will be shortlisted based on their league performances before a media panel selects a winner for each league.
Launched as a summer league in 2011 with eight teams, the FA WSL is now in its seventh season. In 2014, a second division, FA WSL 2, was created as the league grew which has led to 20 teams, 10 per league, now competing in FA WSL 1 and 2 for the 2017/18 season.
Presented with the FA WSL 2 Player of the Month award, Ashlee Hincks said: “I feel I have performed well, as a forward it’s always important to hit the ground running with goals and the goals I have scored so far have delivered vital points in games to either get us one or three points. Saying that, it’s a credit to the whole team, I don’t get the chances to score if everyone else isn’t performing.”
Fans are able to get their FA WSL fix with a selection of live games on BT Sport, BBC Online and The FA’s WSL Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/FAWSL/) as well as live commentary on BBC Radio 5 Live.
*October’s Player of The Month also takes in to consideration the performances in the fixtures that took place at the end of September.
Report courtesy of the FA via Pitch