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League leaders Glasgow City and Montrose win Player of the Month awards for February

  • SWPL
  • SWPL 2

Mairead Fulton and Lauren Gordon have collected the February 2022/23 Scottish Women’s Premier League (SWPL) Player of the Month awards.

Fulton becomes the first Glasgow City player to win the award this season. The last winner for the club was Priscilla Chinchilla back in May 2021.

The Scottish midfielder played the full 90 minutes in all three matches in February with City picking up maximum points and scoring 18 goals in the process.

Fulton provided five assists in the month including an incredible four in their 8-1 victory at home to Partick Thistle. She also delivered the final ball for two own-goals, making her direct contribution for goals nearly 40%.

While recognised by her peers, Fulton’s performances for Glasgow City have often gone under the radar. With City and Fulton’s recent success, many believe it might not be long before she is considered for the Scotland Women’s national team.

In SWPL 2, Lauren Gordon becomes the first ever Montrose winner of the award after their promotion to the league at the start of the season.

Gordon, who joined from Aberdeen in December, has helped her side move to the top of the table and now six points clear of their nearest rivals.

In February, the forward scored three goals in two games as Montrose secured maximum points. Gordon’s goals included the opener in their 5-1 win over East Fife and the only goal in their crucial 1-0 away win over Kilmarnock.

The nominees for the February SWPL award were Carla Boyce (Motherwell), Caitlin Hayes (Celtic), and Kirsty Howat (Rangers) and for the SWPL 2 award the nominees were Lauren McGregor (Kilmarnock) and Jane O’Toole (Gartcairn).