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 form this 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 victory over Liverpool.
White had some tough competition from a competitive shortlist including Reading’s Lauren Bruton and Arsenal’s Sari van Veenendaal. Forward Laura Bruton scored and assisted in her side’s 3-0 win over Yeovil Town and was pivotal in securing a valuable point against table toppers Chelsea. Arsenal’s shot stopper van Veenendaal let nothing slip past her this month and has been at the heart of her side’s unwavering form helping to extend their undefeated run to nine in all competitions.
The FA WSL Player of the Month award celebrates the best players in FA WSL 1, FA WSL 2 and FA WSL Continental Tyres Cup. Each month, three players are shortlisted based on their performances before a media panel selects a winner for each division.
Presented with the FA WSL 1 Player of the Month award, Birmingham City’s Ellen 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 for me in March 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.”
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