Young Borough ace Worrall named player of the month

Tommy Widdrington and Ryan Worrall
Tommy Widdrington and Ryan Worrall

Eastbourne Borough 18-year-old midfielder Ryan Worrall has been named Vanarama South player of the month.

Worrall, who has progressed through to the first team from the Eastbourne Borough Academy, has been a key part of the team who have won their last four fixtures.

Worrall said, “It has been really pleasing for me to break into the first team this year from the Academy.

“This award caps off a great month and I am now looking forward to the final weeks of the season.”

The official award panel had this to say, “In total contrast to the winner of the award in the Vanarama Conference North, the South recipient only turned 18 years of age last week and has helped his club to a four match winning streak without conceding a goal.

“Ryan is still in the club’s Youth Academy but has progressed to the First Team squad, grabbing the headlines for his fine central midfield performances.

“Despite being the youngest member of the squad, Ryan has become penalty taker, twice stepping up to slot home and give The Sports the points.

“Manager Tommy Widdrington knows Ryan will play at a higher standard and his recent displays may have put him a step closer to a first professional contract. One thing is certain, Ryan Worrall is a name to look out for in the future.”

The awards panel consists of representatives from the Football Conference, Media and Vanarama.