McNeil bags Man of the Match Award

Defender Ewan McNeil’s impressive performance against East Stirlingshire earned the former Norwich City man the ‘Gers Social Man of the Match award.

Ewan has a knack for setting-up striker Blair Henderson to score

Ewan has a knack for setting-up striker Blair Henderson to score

Ewan, who joined in the Summer from Brechin City, has enjoyed a fantastic start to the season and has been found to have became an extremely effective attacking outlet with his inch-perfect crosses.

And it was a case of more of the same on Saturday when he swang in from deep to find Blair Henderson in familiar circumstances, the striker nodding home the ‘Gers first of the day en-route to 3 points.

Ewan’s efforts up and down the right flank earned a resounding victory, running out winner with 72% of the voting.

There were three joint runners-up this week, with Steven Notman, Darren Lavery and Blair Henderson all picking up 6% each.

Steven returned to a more familiar central midfield role following the introduction of Ross Graham to central defence at Shielfield Park, and he helped to restore a balance to the ‘Gers play.

Darren meanwhile nodded home the ‘Gers winner after some good build-up play by David Morris and his assister, Ross Drummond. His endless running ensured the ‘Gers caused problems and responded in the second-half.

And finally Blair made no mistake from 10 yards, shifting his body well to meet the cross of McNeil. The forward’s hold up play was impressive throughout.

Well done to all nominated and the squad for producing the most important thing – three points. Hopefully there are more to come!