Melissa Johnson Receives FA WSL Player Of The Month Award
Sheffield FC Ladies' striker Melissa Johnson has been selected as The FA WSL 2 Player of the Month for January.
Johnson has been one of the key players in the Sheffield FC set up this season as her side have looked to edge their way into the top half of the table.
The striker was instrumental in securing valuable points in their FA WSL 2 fixture against Tottenham Hotspur at the end of January, scoring a hat-trick in the seven-goal thriller.
The FA WSL Player of the Month award celebrates the best players in WSL 1 and WSL 2 each month. Three players are short-listed based on their performances that month, with a media panel selecting the winner for each division.
Johnson fought off some tough competition from a shortlist including Millwall Lionesses’ Charlie Devlin and Doncaster Belles’s Kirsty Hanson.
Devlin came off the bench to score twice in Millwall Lionesses’ win over Tottenham, and helped her side to victory against Durham, extending their run of unbeaten games to three. Hanson was also in goal scoring form with a brace against Brighton & Hove Albion to keep Doncaster Belles at the top of The FA WSL 2 table.
Presented with the FA WSL 2 Player of the Month award Johnson said, “I feel I've settled in well since joining the club in the summer and continue to grow in confidence. I was really pleased with my first half hat-trick against Tottenham - it's not every day that happens, but I was just really happy to play a part in winning the game.”
Fans are able to get their FA WSL fix with a selection of live games on BT Sport, BBC Online and The FA’s WSL Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/FAWSL/) as well as live commentary on BBC Radio 5 Live.
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