The award is presented monthly to the best performing team in the Premier Division and there’s also a combined award for Division One East and West.
Performance is calculated for each month of the season, with the production of a league table based in games played in the respective divisions along with FA Cup, FA Vase, and Hellenic League Cup games – it does not include County FA cup games or any external other cup a team may have entered.
A very important part of the final table produced for each month is a deduction of points for the number of bookings accrued during play. 1 point deducted for each yellow card – 2 points for a double yellow sending off in a game – 4 points for a straight red – 10 points for a mass melee. The monthly total of those points are averaged against the number of games played. So effectively in any month a team could be top of the table having won every game, but end up bottom by not applying to the rules of the game.
Congratulations to the Robins who join previous winners Highworth Town (August and September), Brimscombe & Thrupp (October) and Thatcham Town (November and December).
Main image: Bracknell Town celebrate by Neil Graham.