Litherland REMYCA Goalkeeper Sean Lake was slightly surprised but grateful overnight when finding out he has been awarded the goalkeeper of the month award by the North West Counties Football League.
Speaking to Non-League review today Sean told us “Yes I was rather surprised when the gaffer, Staffo (Phillip Stafford) text me yesterday to tell me that I was not only in the running to win it but then subsequently had done. I had been concentrating so much on my game I wasn’t even aware that there was a keeper’ of the Month but to be recognised by the league for my performances is very satisfying,”
Sean adds… “I had it in my mind that I was not going to play this season, I was going to have a season out, but Phil gave me a call and I know with Phil that what you see is what you get and I knew that he was going to build a team that will do something this season, that has been reflected in the results. For me the stand out game was Holker away, what a journey for us but the performance on the park was good and I would like to think that I made a few good stops in the match to help the team secure the points.
A Goalkeeper is only part of a team so a lot of the credit for this award should go to the team too and I would like to take this opportunity to thank the North West Counties League for their consideration for the award.”
Lastly Sean, REMYCA face high flying Atherton Collieries on Saturday, do you think that you will be busy? “Probably busier than many other games as they are proven goalscorers, they can create chances from all over the park, we are flying though and at the Litherland Sports Park we can beat anyone and that includes Colls, we have the work ethic and quality of player to do it.”
It has been a fantastic month for Remyca as a team as they went through November unbeaten. 4 wins and 2 draws have seen them continue the terrific form since new manager Phil Stafford took over.
Congratulations to Sean from us at Non League Review and many thanks to Gary Langley (Remyca Press Officer) who spoke to Sean on our behalf, he also added “this is a great award for Sean to receive and high praise for some steady performances at a time where Litherland have been moving the right direction in the league table. The club are delighted for Sean and we hope this is the first of many for him, it’s also good for us as a club too, our first peer to peer award in the North West Counties League and it shows that we are making our mark.”