Beth Kerr and Taylor Howarth – October Player of the Month Winners

Beth Kerr and Taylor Howarth are the October Player of the Month winners for Accrington Stanley Ladies and U18’s Girls teams.

Head Coach Bryn Tracey added:

17-year-old centre back Beth Kerr has played for me since she was 13 years old where she was an ever present in junior football at Blackburn & Darwen Girls FC. Beth was my captain across three age groups, u14s, u15s and u16s. She joined me in open age football last year and has continued to go from strength to strength.

Beth hit a difficult patch of form just prior to our FA Cup defeat to Crewe and subsequently lost her place in the starting eleven for that game and others during pre-season. Something that for me was a very difficult decision to have made. However, in true Beth fashion she came back stronger and better for it, displaying an incredible attitude to up her game and prove everyone wrong. She has performed incredibly well through October and is starting to show maturity and experience way beyond her years. In Sundays in house friendly she captained one of the teams which for her was a first in open age football.

Beth Kerr in action for Accrington Stanley Ladies FC

Octobers u18s player of the month award goes to 16 year old midfielder Taylor Howarth. Taylor only turned 16 at the beginning of October and has already graduated into the first team playing in both league fixtures against Fleetwood and Sir Tom Finney Ladies. Taylor has been impressive for the u18s so far this season through October. Her crisp passing and intelligent vision has seen Taylor perform at a consistently good level so far this season. Taylor has even been compared to Jill Scott by the community trust when in attendance at our games this season which is high praise indeed.

Taylors tall and strong athletic stature has enabled her to adapt to the rigours of open age football with relative ease. And at just the tender age of 16 will have an incredible footballing future ahead of her. In training Taylor is an absolute delight to coach as she is like a sponge just absorbing anything she is told thus making her development easier and stronger to nurture. Congratulations to Taylor Howarth, the u18s October Player of the Month.

Accrington Stanley Community Trust would like to congratulate both players on last month’s achievements.