DAN Parslow has won the final Press Player of the Month award for 2012 ahead of today’s final fixture of the year.
The former Wales under-21 international has an unassailable seven-point lead at the top of the standings prior to this today’s match at Fleetwood after a man-of-the-match display during the Boxing Day 3-0 defeat at Chesterfield.
He also polled the most man-of-the-match votes from visitors to our website to collect the two bonus points on offer towards the contest.
Two-time The Press Player of the Year winner Parslow has now drawn level at the top of this season’s competition with joint-leader Chris Smith, who is struggling to rediscover his early-season form.
The other Player of the Year and Month points at Chesterfield went to Jamal Fyfield (two) and Michael Ingham as our second and third-highest rated performers.
To be in with a chance of presenting December’s The Press Player of the Month Parslow with his prize – a framed photograph – before a City match at Bootham Crescent, send us your man-of-the-match votes for this afternoon’s clash with Fleetwood.
Alternatively, you can tweet your choice to @daveflettpress
Meanwhile, Chris Smith need only avoid being cautioned at Fleetwood to pass the December 31 cut-off point for one-match suspensions, incurred for being shown five yellow cards before the turn of the year.
The Press Player of the Year latest standings (not including Player of the Month bonus points): Parslow 19 points, C Smith 19, Ingham 15, Walker 15, Chambers 14, Fyfield 14, Blair 13, Kearns 12, Coulson 7, Oyebanjo 7, Kerr 6, Carlisle 5, J Smith 5, Doig 3, Potts 3, Reed 3, Blanchett 2, McLaughlin 2, Taylor 2, Challinor 1, Johnson 1.
The Press Player of the Month for December standings: Parslow 12, Chambers 5, Fyfield 4, Ingham 4, Kerr 3, Potts 3, McLaughlin 1.
Goals: Chambers 8, Walker 6, Coulson 5, Blair 4, Reed 4, McLaughlin 2, own goals 2, Potts 2, Parslow 1, Rodman 1, C Smith 1.
Assists: Walker 6, Chambers 5, J Smith 5, Kearns 3, McLaughlin 3, Carlisle 2, Coulson 2, Parslow 2, C Smith 2, Blair 2, Challinor 1, Fyfield 1, Kerr 1, Reed 1.
Bad boys: Chambers, C Smith both 4 yellow cards; Kerr 1 red, 2 yellow; Fyfield, Ingham, McLaughlin, Parslow all 2 yellow; Carlisle, Challinor, Coulson, Doig, Johnson, J Smith, Walker all 1 yellow.