OCTOBER’s Canada Life Premier League Player of the Month Ciaran McNulty’s good form continued into November on Saturday with the St George’s forward producing a top performance against Peel.
The island international’s two goals and a man-of-the-match showing in Geordies’ 1-5 in the Sunset City secures the former Gymns man an impressive sixth Isle of Man Newspapers’ Team of the Week appearance of the season.
Two of the other top-flight forwards battling it out for the division’s golden boot also make the line-up. The irrepressible Steven Priestnal (St Mary’s) currently leads the goalscoring chart with a whopping 23 goals.
A haul of five strikes during the Saints’ 1-6 win at Ayre on Saturday earns the island forward his fifth TotW stripes of the campaign.
Rushen’s Josh Kelly currently sits second in the race for the golden boot and earns his fifth TotW appearance of the term after a hat-trick against struggling Gymns on Saturday, the former Colby man just edging out club-mate Aaron Hawley for a place in the hypothetical line-up.
In midfield four different clubs are represented – St John’s, DHSOB, St Mary’s and RYCOB.
St John’s winger Michael Peace makes his seasonal TotW bow after a good showing in the Saints’ score draw with Corinthians at Ballafletcher.
At Blackberry Lane Chris Clinton (DHSOB) and Tony Corlett’s (RYCOB) performances caught the eye of Eric Clague’s watching player ratings panel, while in Andreas Chris Anderson continued his good recent run of form for new club St Mary’s.
St George’s Johnny Myers provides a solid-looking centre to a three-man backline that also includes Ramsey’s Paul Rowley and Corinthians’ Simon Nicol.
Island cap Myers picked up the joint man-of-the-match honours in the reigning champions triumph over Peel, while Rowley was in inspired form as Ramsey ended their recent slump with an emphatic 6-1 win over Castletown at Ballacloan.
Whites’ defender Nicol completes the side’s defensive unit after impressing in his side’s draw with St John’s.
Claiming the gloves for a third time this term is St George’s goalkeeper Grant Dawson. The island international had a solid game against one of his former clubs Peel to earn his latest accolade.
Keeping the TotW in check is Referee of the Week Ian Fisher who had a good game in the middle during St George’s win at Peel.
Team of the Week 5/11/11
Grant Dawson (St George’s)
TotW apps this season: 3
Simon Nicol (Corinthians) TotW apps: 1
Paul Rowley (Ramsey) TotW apps: 2
Johnny Myers (St George’s) TotW apps: 2
Michael Peace (St John’s) TotW apps: 1
Chris Clinton (DHSOB) TotW apps: 1
Tony Corlett (RYCOB) TotW apps: 2
Chris Anderson (St Mary’s) TotW apps: 1
Ciaran McNulty (St George’s) TotW apps: 6
Steven Priestnal (St Mary’s) TotW apps: 5
Josh Kelly (Rushen) TotW apps: 5
Ian Fisher (Peel v St George’s) RotW apps: 1