There’s a double reason to celebrate at Huish Park this week with both Matt Worthington and Darren Sarll picking up awards and recognition.
Midfielder, Worthington has been singled out for praise by his manager on more than one recent occasion and it seems others are starting to notice.
The former Bournemouth man made both the Non-League paper and the official Vanarama Team of the Day for his part in Saturday’s 1-0 win over Barnet.
As for the gaffer, he’s been rewarded as the National League’s Manager of the Month for guiding his side through three incredible away wins at Dagenham, Bromley and Wrexham and remaining unbeaten through FA Cup and Somerset Premier Cup ties too.
The official press release stated;
“Yeovil Town weren’t slow to start brewing this season but their cup ran cold just a few days into September.
Darren Sarll never allowed some sticky results to distract from the bigger picture – and his team really started to get going again last month.
They begun November with a 5-0 FA Cup romp at Yate Town before points were earned with wins over Eastleigh, Dagenham, Bromley and Wrexham.
They may not have been able to polish off winless Dover Athletic but the Glovers fans and the Manager of the Month have their eyes firmly fixed on the top seven now.”
As an aside, we here at the Gloverscast can only find
THREE FIVE* occasions where the Yeovil manager has been rewarded with the monthly gong since the start of the EFL era. If anyone knows of any awards prior to 2003 or if I’ve missed one, please get in touch – email@example.com
● GARY JOHNSON – LEAGUE TWO – SEPTEMBER 2003
● GARY JOHNSON – LEAGUE TWO – SEPTEMBER 2004
● GARY JOHNSON – LEAGUE TWO – DECEMBER 2004
● DARREN SARLL – NATIONAL LEAGUE – SEPTEMBER 2019
● DARREN SARLL – NATIONAL LEAGUE – NOVEMBER 2021
A huge congratulations to both for their well deserved recognition!!
Originally, I only found three other examples of Yeovil Managers winning Manager of the month since 2003, but, Ciderspace OG, Huish Hugh spotted a gap in the Wikipedia history (imagine!) on the subject and pointed out two more Gary Johnson awards that probably lay atop his mantlepiece.
Happy to stand corrected.
In EFL with YTFC GJ won it Sept 2003, and Sept and Dec 2004.— Huish Hugh (@HuishHugh) December 13, 2021