Lucy Ashworth-Clifford and Liz Anderson have collected the October 2022/23 Scottish Women’s Premier League (SWPL) Player of the Month awards.
Ashworth-Clifford has played in every SWPL and Sky Sports Cup game since signing for Celtic in June. The left-sided player has been predominately deployed as a wing-back for the club, boasting impressive stats.
In October alone she scored three goals and provided two assists in five games. This included scoring the opening two goals against Glasgow Women and assisting the opener in their match against Dundee United after a driving run inside her own half.
Overall, she leads the SWPL with the highest number of assists, crosses per game, dribbles per game, progressive runs per game, and is second behind teammate Jacynta for key passes.
In SWPL 2, October saw East Fife go unbeaten as they looked to climb out of the relegation zone. Liz Anderson, player and coach at East Fife, played the full 90 minutes in both games as they drew 1-1 against Queen’s Park and St Johnstone.
Anderson played a key role to help tighten their defence which conceded 10 goals in three games in August. She also scored the opening goal in their impressive 1-1 away draw to St Johnstone.
The nominees for the October SWPL award were Leah Eddie (Hibernian), Kirsty Howat (Rangers), and Hayley Lauder (Glasgow City) and for the SWPL 2 award the nominees were Georgie McTear (Gartcairn) and Beth Mowatt (Montrose)