Anderson wins player of the month for second time in her career
Amy Anderson of Hamilton Academical has been voted as the winner of the Scottish Building Society SWPL Player of the Month for November 2019. She previously won the award in October 2017 and was nominated earlier in the season for the March 2019 award.
Anderson captained her side for both league matches in November, scoring once and playing a role in a further two goals. Despite her impressive performances, her side came just short in the Scottish Building Society SWPL 2 title race as they fell six points short of Heart of Midlothian.
Speaking from the Fountain of Youth Stadium, Anderson said: “I’m really pleased to win this award. This is a bitter sweet feeling as the main aim was to get promotion to SWPL 1. It’s nice to be recognised individually but success as a team is the priority. Given how much effort we put into the season, it’s a shame we came up short.”
Hamilton Academical finished as runners-up in Scottish Building Society SWPL 2 after Heart of Midlothian confirmed the title with a victory over Partick Thistle. Hamilton knew they needed results to go in their favour and to beat FC Kilmarnock, a game they lost 1-0 at Rugby Park.
“Throughout the season we’ve put in some really strong performances” said Anderson. “However, we’ve also let ourselves down in certain games. It’s such a competitive league that you need to get results in almost every game. That has to be our aim ahead of the 2020 season.”
Nigel Hammonds, Business Development Manager for Scottish Building Society, said: “Congratulations to Amy for winning the November award. Having won the Player of the Year award for this league, she’s clearly a top player that the public felt deserved further recognition.”
Also nominated for the November award was Sarah Ewens (Celtic), Lauren McGregor (FC Kilmarnock), and Claire Petersen (Stirling University).
“I’d like to say congratulations to all the nominees for what was an exciting and intriguing end to the 2019 season” said Hammonds. “With the break now upon us, we’d like to wish all those involved in SWPL 1 & 2 some enjoyable time off ahead of another exciting season.”