Daryl McMahon wins February manager award
Daryl McMahon wins February manager award

Fleet boss Daryl McMahon has landed the Vanarama National League manager of the month award for February.

He has seen his side recover from an inconsistent start to 2018 that also included defeat at Tranmere in the first week of February but since then the Fleet have responded with four consecutive wins to resurrect a play-off challenge.

Vice chairman Dean Pooley told FleetOnline, “I’m delighted for Daryl and he’d be the first to dedicate this award to all his staff. Winning these awards is good for the dressing room, it’s good for the club and it’s good for the fans and it means we’re getting results on the pitch. Well done to Daryl and his management staff!”

The award wording by Vanarama and the National League was: “Fleet handed McMahon a new five-year contract in the summer after achieving promotion to the National League, and the show of faith seems to have been rewarded on the pitch. In their first season back in the fifth-tier, the Fleet ended February with only goal difference separating the side from a spot in the play-off places.

“Despite defeat in the month’s first match at Tranmere Rovers- a ground where few away sides have gained three points this season- McMahon’s men won all four of the remaining fixtures. A hard fought 1-0 victory over in-form Solihull Moors was closely followed by three points at FC Halifax Town, where debutant Corey Whitley made an instant impact at his new club. Danny Kedwell’s brace at home to Woking took his tally to 13 for the campaign, while Dean Rance scored the only goal in the final match of the month at Hartlepool United.”

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