Jess Sigsworth

Monday 16 April 2018

White and Sigsworth named players of the month

Ellen White and Jess Sigsworth rewarded for some impressive performances in March

Birmingham City’s Ellen White has been selected as the FA WSL 1 player of the month for March.

White was a vital contributor in her side’s unbeaten run last month, bagging three goals in two games to take her tally for the season to nine.

The striker scored two close-range goals to ensure victory against Bristol City and then found the net again with a classy chipped goal and an assist as her side cruised to a 4-0 win over Liverpool.

White said: “I am obviously very pleased to have contributed to our three wins in March.

“The team has consistently performed well and we have kept three cleans sheets.

“The most memorable moment in March for me was the full-time whistle against Sunderland as it meant we had met our goal of winning three matches in a week and coming away with nine points.”

White had some tough competition from a shortlist including Reading’s Lauren Bruton and Arsenal’s Sari van Veenendaal.

Meanwhile, Doncaster Rovers Belles’ Jess Sigsworth was named the player of the month in FA WSL 2.

Sigsworth ensured her side made it nine league wins in a row after two impressive performances.

Netting in both games, Sigsworth maintained her status as the division's leading goalscorer with strikes to defeat both Watford and Tottenham as her side cemented their place at the top of the league.

Sigsworth added: “I’m very happy with how I’ve performed in March but football is a team sport so without the great squad, staff and the girls putting them on a plate for me every week to score it wouldn’t be possible.”

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

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Pos Teams P GD Pts
1 Chelsea Ladies FC 18 31 44
2 Manchester City Women 18 34 38
3 Arsenal 18 20 37
4 Reading FC Women 18 22 32
5 Birmingham City Ladies 18 12 30
6 Liverpool Ladies FC 18 3 28
7 Sunderland AFC Ladies 18 -25 16
8 Bristol City Women 18 -34 16
9 Everton Ladies FC 18 -11 14
10 Yeovil Town Ladies FC 18 -52 2
Pos Teams P GD Pts
1 Doncaster Rovers Belles 18 37 47
2 Brighton & Hove Albion 18 9 37
3 Millwall Lionesses 18 17 36
4 Durham Women FC 18 18 35
5 Sheffield FC Ladies 18 9 28
6 London Bees 18 -3 23
7 Tottenham Hotspur Ladies FC 18 -2 22
8 Oxford United Women 18 -17 12
9 Aston Villa Ladies FC 18 -19 11
10 Watford Ladies FC 18 -49 4