Remi Allen (right) poses with her FA WSL 1 player of the month award

Monday 14 May 2018

Remi Allen named FA WSL 1 player of the month

The Reading midfielder has been rewarded after enjoying a prolific April

Reading’s Remi Allen has been named the FA WSL 1 player of the month for April.

The Royals enjoyed a fine month and Allen led the charge with a flurry of goals.

The midfielder started the month in style, scoring against Manchester City as her side came away with a 2-0 win.

She then scored twice against Yeovil Town in a convincing 4-0 victory away from home.

And she topped off a fine month by finding the net against Everton to take her goal tally to nine for the season.

Allen said: “I’ve scored important goals at important times for the team. It’s something I’ve worked on and tried hard to improve on this season so it’s nice that the hard work is paying off.

“The team’s aspiration for the rest of the season is to finish as high as possible. We know that third place is still a possibility so we’re working really hard to achieve that.”

Allen fought off some tough competition from a competitive shortlist including Birmingham City duo Kerys Harrop and last month’s FA WSL 1 player of the month Ellen White.

Meanwhile, Katie Wilkinson is the player of the month in FA WSL 2.

Wilkinson has hardly put a foot wrong since her move to London Bees at the start of the year.

The striker found the net in every Bees game in April including an early strike against former side Aston Villa.

She grabbed a brace against Watford and added further goals against Brighton, Durham and Doncaster Rover Belles.

Wilkinson said: “My most memorable moment in April has to be scoring against Villa and winning the game.

“I grew up at Villa and scoring the type of goal that I did at The Hive filled me with a lot of emotion after working so hard to come back from a serious injury.

“It's thanks to Luke [Swindlehurst, London Bees manager] and the team that have shown an amazing amount of belief in me that has helped me start to play with confidence again.”

The FA WSL player of the month award celebrates the best players in FA WSL 1, FA WSL 2 and The FA WSL Continental Tyres Cup. Three players are shortlisted each month before a media panel selects a winner for each division.

Pos Teams P GD Pts
1 Manchester City Women FC 13 29 31
2 Arsenal Women 12 36 30
3 Chelsea FC Women 13 14 28
4 Birmingham City Women FC 13 6 25
5 Reading FC Women 12 3 18
6 Bristol City Women FC 12 -4 18
7 West Ham United Women FC 13 -7 16
8 Liverpool FC Women 13 -12 13
9 Brighton & Hove Albion Women FC 13 -10 10
10 Everton Ladies FC 12 -25 5
11 Yeovil Town Ladies FC 12 -30 3
Pos Teams P GD Pts
1 Tottenham Hotspur Ladies FC 12 14 30
2 Manchester United Women FC 11 48 28
3 Charlton Athletic Women FC 12 20 26
4 Durham Women FC 13 19 26
5 Leicester City Women FC 12 2 19
6 London Bees FC 13 -13 18
7 Sheffield United Women FC 11 -8 13
8 Aston Villa Ladies FC 12 -12 13
9 Lewes FC Women 13 -18 10
10 Crystal Palace Ladies FC 13 -14 7
11 Millwall Lionesses FC 12 -38 2