The shortlist for December's Player and Manager of the Month awards in the JD Cymru Leagues has been confirmed.
The fans' vote will be combined with a league and independent voting panel to determine the winners.
JD Cymru Premier
Manager of the Month
Anthony Limbrick – The New Saints
It was a month which saw Anthony Limbrick guide The New Saints to maximum points as they maintained their place at the top of the JD Cymru Premier. The Saints secured victories over Bala Town, Barry Town United and Penybont to ensure they finished December 12 points clear at the summit.
Chris Hughes – Newtown
December also brought a maximum return for Chris Hughes' Newtown as they secured three successive wins after finishing November with a defeat against the leaders. The Robins notched eight goals in three games to seal victories over Barry Town United, Aberystwyth Town and Flint Town United.
Rhys Griffiths – Penybont
December was a goal-fest for Rhys Griffiths' Penybont as his side played three fixtures which saw 16 goals scored. The Bridgend outfit secured an away victory over Caearnarfon Town before firing home seven against Cefn Druids. They concluded the month with an entertaining clash at Park Hall but suffered a 3-2 defeat against the Saints.
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Player of the Month
Jordan Williams – The New Saints
Jordan Williams had managed three goals in the JD Cymru Premier before December but finished the month by doubling that figure. The forward scored in each of the Saints' three games - against Bala Town, Barry Town United and Penybont - to help Anthony Limbrick's side earn maximum points.
Mark Cadwallader – Flint Town United
It was a difficult month for Flint Town United after suffering back-to-back defeats, but Mark Cadwallader would've been satisfied with his personal contribution. He provided two assists in the Silkmen's 4-1 win over Haverfordwest County before he grabbed a brace in their 4-3 defeat against Caearnarfon Town.
Nick Rushton – Newtown
Nick Rushton helped Newtown secure three successive victories in December as they kept the pressure on the league leaders. Rushton grabbed an assist against Barry Town United and then hit a hat-trick against Aberystwyth Town to ensure his side earned a 4-2 victory.
Sam Snaith – Penybont
Three games in December saw Penybont's Sam Snaith grab four goals and provide an assist. The striker netted against Caernarfon Town and backed that up with a brace in his side's emphatic win over Cefn Druids. He was also on target against The New Saints as he finished the month on seven league goals for the campaign.
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JD Cymru North
Manager of the Month
Sean Eardley – Llandudno
An unbeaten month for Llandudno saw Sean Eardley's side pick up seven points from a possible nine. The Seasiders earned a draw with third-placed Guilsfield and then put together back-to-back wins against Holyhead Hotspur and Llanrhaeadr Ym Mochnant.
Phil Hudson – Ruthin Town
Phil Hudson would've been delighted with his side's return in December as they claimed maximum points to finish the year in fourth. They netted 11 goals in three games, earning wins over Penrhyncoch, Llanidloes Town and Colwyn Bay.
Eddie Maurice-Jones – Gresford Athletic
December started with a narrow 2-1 defeat against Colwyn Bay for Eddie Maurice-Jones' Gresford Athletic but they responded by putting together back-to-back wins - keeping two clean sheets in the process - against Buckley Town and Prestatyn Town. They fired home seven against the latter as they finished the month in eighth.
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Player of the Month
Iain Edmunds – Llanrhaeadr Ym Mochnant
Iain Edmunds was the standout performer for Llanrhaeadr Ym Mochnant in a month which saw the JD Cymru North side secure a victory before suffering back-to-back defeats. After trailing by two goals against Prestatyn Town at half time, Edmunds hit a second-half hat-trick to help push his side further away from the foot of the table.
Joseph Chaplin – Gresford Athletic
Joseph Chaplin had a hand in all bar one of Gresford Athletic's seven goals against Prestatyn Town in December. The striker fired home five and provided an assist as his side chalked up an emphatic victory at Clappers Lane, while he registered another assist in their penultimate fixture of the year against Buckley Town.
Jamie Cumming – Ruthin Town
Jamie Cumming scored four in Ruthin Town's 5-1 win over Penrhyncoch and also chipped in with another goal in their victory over Colwyn Bay, ensuring his side secured maximum points in the final month of 2021.
Meilir Williams– Conwy Borough
December was a mixed bag of results for Conwy Borough as they finished the year with one win, one draw and a defeat, but it was a month which saw Meilir Williams impress for the Tangerines. He took his tally for the league season to seven with a brace against Llangefni Town and a strike against Penrhyncoch.
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JD Cymru South
Manager of the Month
Sean Cresser – Carmarthen Town
Sean Cresser's Carmarthen Town fired in nine goals in three games - against Trefelin BGC, Port Talbot Town and Afan Lido - to earn three successive wins. The Old Gold also chalked up three clean sheets and finished the year in sixth in the table.
Scott Young – Cambrian and Clydach Vale
It was an unbeaten month for Cambrian and Clydach Vale as Scott Young's side earned a draw and a pair of wins in December. They played out a 1-1 draw with Taffs Well before earning back-to-back wins against Llanelli Town and Risca United, ensuring they finished the year in fifth.
Andy Hill – Briton Ferry Llansawel
Andy Hill guided Briton Ferry Llansawel to back-to-back wins in December as they kept the pressure on second-placed Llantwit Major and leaders Pontypridd Town. They edged past the former with a 1-0 win and then secured a 4-0 victory over Undy Athletic.
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Player of the Month
David Lyon – Taffs Well
David Lon scored in each of Taffs Well's three fixtures in December to take his tally for the league season to 11. After netting in the Wellmen's 1-1 draw with Cambrian and Clydach Vale and 3-0 win over Cwmbran Celtic, he then scored in stoppage time against Briton Ferry Llansawel to earn his side a 2-1 victory.
Elliot Jones – Swansea University
Defender Elliot Jones chipped in with two goals in Swansea University's victories over Port Talbot Town and Llantwit Major - keeping two clean sheets in the process - to help them finish the year in eighth.
Liam Thomas – Carmarthen Town
Liam Thomas scored in each of Carmarthen Town's three fixtures in December to finish 2021 as the joint-fifth top scorer in the JD Cymru South. The forward started the month with a strike against Trefelin BGC, then netted a brace against Port Talbot Town and concluded the year with a goal against Afan Lido.
Drew Fahiya – Pontypridd Town
Drew Fahiya added three goals to his tally for the campaign in December by grabbing a brace against Afan Lido before firing home against Ammanford. The goals helped his side maintain their place at the top of the league.
#JDCymruSouth | Player of the Month— JD Cymru Leagues (@CymruLeagues) January 6, 2022
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