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The shortlist for March'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 
Colin Caton - Bala Town

Colin Caton guided Bala Town to three wins out of their four games in March. The Lakesiders began the month with a 2-0 away win over Newtown before being denied a share of the spoils against the champions The New Saints after conceding a late goal in a 2-1 defeat. They responded with two wins over Flint Town United and Caernarfon Town on home soil.

Nicky Hayen – Haverfordwest County

Nicky Hayen enjoyed an impressive points return in first full month in the Haverfordwest County dugout. The Belgian saw his side start the month with a 1-0 away win over Barry Town United and then they fired six past Cefn Druids at Bridge Meadow. They scored another six against Aberystwyth Town three days later and finished the month with a goalless draw against Connah's Quay Nomads.

Craig Harrison - Connah's Quay Nomads

Craig Harrison's Connah's Quay Nomads also went unbeaten in March as they claimed two wins and two draws. A goalless draw at Cardiff Met was followed up with two home wins over Barry Town United and Cefn Druids, as they scored seven goals in two games. Their final game of March saw them earn a point at Bridge Meadow, ensuring they went the whole month without conceding a goal.

Player of the Month 
Touray Sisay – Haverfordwest County 

Touray Sisay's form throughout March helped Haverfordwest County move further away from the JD Cymru Premier relegation zone. The Spaniard scored the winner to seal a 1-0 win away over Barry Town United and he netted another in his side's 6-1 win over Cefn Druids. It was an evening to remember for him in the Bluebirds' penultimate game of the month as he grabbed a hat-trick against Aberystwyth Town.

Chris Venables – Bala Town

Chris Venables scored in three successive games in March as he helped Bala Town record three wins from four. Venables was on target in the 2-0 win over Newtown and he put the Lakesiders in front in their 2-1 defeat against The New Saints. He then grabbed another goal in the 3-2 win over Flint Town United and got an assist in the 2-0 victory against Caernarfon Town.

Emlyn Lewis – Cardiff Met

Emlyn Lewis kept two clean sheets in March during Cardiff Met's goalless draw with Connah's Quay Nomads and 2-0 away win over Aberystwyth Town. He also got on the scoresheet in the victory over the Seasiders at Park Avenue with a goal from the halfway line, helping the Archers earn five points.

Craig Williams – Newtown

Craig Williams grabbed a brace in Newtown's impressive 4-0 win against Caernarfon Town at the Oval. He also played a key part in the Robins keeping a clean sheet against The New Saints, which was only the second time in the league this season that a side have earned a shutout against the champions.

JD Cymru North

Manager of the Month 
Steve O'Shaughnessy - Airbus UK Broughton

Steve O'Shaughnessy guided Airbus UK Broughton to four wins out of four in March as they extended their lead at the top of the JD Cymru North. The Wingmakers beat Colwyn Bay 3-0 in their opening game and earned a pair of 2-0 wins over Buckley Town and Prestatyn Town either side of a 4-1 victory at Llanrhaeadr Ym Mochnant.

Darren Garmey – Holyhead Hospur

Darren Garmey's Holyhead Hotspur went unbeaten throughout March as they took 10 points from a possible 12. They started the month with a 2-0 win over Conwy Borough before earning a 1-0 victory against Penrhyncoch. Garmey's side then played out a 1-1 draw against second-placed Llandudno and finished the month with a 2-1 win over Llanidloes Town.

John Haseldin – Holywell Town

It was a perfect month for John Haseldin in March as Holywell Town earned three straight wins. The Wellmen scored 10 goals against Colwyn Bay, Gresford Athletic and Llangefni Town, keeping three clean sheets in the process.

Player of the Month 
Jake Eyre - Airbus UK Broughton

Airbus UK Broughton's Jake Eyre enjoyed an impressive month in front of goal as he scored in each game he featured in. The forward began the month with a brace in the Wingmakers' win over Colwyn Bay, then he added another goal against Buckley Town before signing off with another double at Llanrhaeadr Ym Mochnant.

Marc Williams – Llandudno

Marc Williams scored important goals in back-to-back games in March, and helped Llandudno earn 10 points from a possible 12. The striker netted in the 1-1 draw at Holyhead Hotspur before scoring a late winner in the final stages against Buckley Town to earn his side maximum points.

David Forbes - Holywell Town

It was an impressive month in front of goal for David Forbes as he added three to his tally for the campaign in three consecutive games. The striker scored in the victories over Colwyn Bay, Gresford Athletic and Llangefni Town respectively to help his side earn maximum points.

Cai Roberts - Holyhead Hotspur

Cai Roberts was a key figure in Holyhead Hotspur's defence as they kept two clean sheets in March. The defender earned back-to-back clean sheets against Conwy Borough and Penrhyncoch at the start of the month and his performances helped his side take 10 points from 12.

JD Cymru South

Manager of the Month 
Craig Sampson – Taffs Well

Two wins from three games in March helped Taffs Well move further afield of the relegation zone. The Wellmen responded to a defeat against Pontypridd Town by securing a 5-1 win at Afan Lido and a 2-0 victory over Carmarthen Town.

Jonathan Jones – Pontypridd Town

Three wins from three games in March kept Pontypridd Town in second in their fight to lift the JD Cymru South title. Jonathan Jones' side sealed a 3-1 win away over Taffs Well and then earned a 2-0 victory against Port Talbot Town. They finished the month by beating Risca United 1-0 to seal maximum points from their three outings.

James Kinsella – Cwmbran Celtic

James Kinsella guided Cwmbran Celtic to maximum points in March as they claimed three wins from three at Celtic Park to move further away from the bottom three. The Celts beat Goytre United 1-0 before securing 3-1 and 2-1 victories against Briton Ferry Llansawel and Port Talbot Town respectively.

Player of the Month 
Jan Maertins - Taffs Well

Taffs Well's Jan Maertins scored in the three games he featured in throughout March to take his tally for the season to 10 in the JD Cymru South. He netted in the Wellmen's defeat against Pontypridd Town before grabbing a brace in the 5-1 win at Afan Lido. He finished the month with a goal and an assist in the 2-0 victory over Carmarthen Town.

Sam Powell - Cwmbran Celtic

Sam Powell helped Cwmbran Celtic enjoy a perfect month as they earned three wins out of three in March. The defender played a part in keeping Goytre United at bay in the Celts' 1-0 win and then he netted in the 3-1 victory against Briton Ferry Llansawel. He then grabbed an assist for Alex Bonthron as they beat Port Talbot 2-1.

Thomas Hillman - Llanelli Town

Thomas Hillman was ever-present for Llanelli Town throughout and netted two goals for the Reds. His first came in the 3-1 defeat at Carmarthen Town before he grabbed the winner with a second-half strike against Trefelin BGC to move his side further away from the relegation zone.

Shane Parry - Ammanford

Shane Parry helped Ammanford pick up four points from their two games in March. The defender played a part in the key win over Undy Athletic and also put in an impressive display to help Gruff Harrison's side hold Llantwit Major to a 1-1 draw, which was the first time the leaders had failed to seal a win since December.

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