The voting for the Scottish Building Society SWPL Player of the Month award for June 2021 is open!
The nominees for this month’s award are:
Clare Docherty – Partick Thistle
Clare Docherty finished as Partick Thistle’s top scorer for the 2020/21 season with 10 goals in 18 games including an impressive six in eight following the SWPL 2’s return in June.
Also managing seven assists across the campaign, she proved her ability as a creator as well as a scorer.
Clare netted plenty of important goals for the Jags during the run-in, grabbing the opening goals against Boroughmuir Thistle and St. Johnstone as well as scoring a vital second goal in a 2-0 win over Kilmarnock when Thistle were down to 10 players.
Francesca Ogilvie – Aberdeen
Head Coach, Emma Hunter, said: “Francesca Ogilvie has played a pivotal role in Aberdeen FC’s final push to secure the SWPL 2 League trophy with eight goals in seven games in the month of June.
“In particular, the hat-trick against Queens Park in a 3-0 difficult away game victory was a highlight performance. Francesca’s performance goes beyond her goals and she has contributed significantly by assisting four times this month.
“Francesca has been a consistent performer all season and is second in the top goal-scoring charts of the SWPL 2 with goals so far from wide attacking midfield. Francesca’s contribution to the women’s and girl’s game on and off the pitch is highly commendable.”
Josephine Giard – Hamilton Academical
Accies German striker, Josi Giard, has had an incredible June.
With promotion secured, Giard was an ever-present in the Hamilton sides frantic schedule making eight appearances and notching an impressive five goals and three assists in the month – including key doubles against Partick Thistle, Dundee Utd and setting up MT Gardiner for the opening goal in the win over Aberdeen.
Manager, Gary Doctor, said: “Josi has been one of our top performers since signing back in November and I am delighted she has been recognised for the Player of the Month.
“She has filled a number of positions for us when needed and still scored key goals, that is a testament to how much of a team player she is. It would have been easy for her to think she just needs to show up in SWPL 2, but she has come in with the right attitude and knew from the off this is a very tough division to play in.
“She has shown why she was a top player back home and with Celtic and is absolutely deserving of the award this month.”
Robyn Smith – Dundee United
Head Coach, Gavin Beith, said: “Robyn fully deserves her nomination for this award after a fantastic month both individually and for the club.
“Her four goals and four assists have been vital to our promotion battle as she has chipped in at crucial times. She arguably won us both games against Queen’s Park and St Johnstone as she was involved in every goal in these and has been a model professional in training and on the pitch.”