There were a few players that Daryl thought had had a significant impact on the improvement in the second half of the season. Particularly Karl Ewer who played almost every minute in 2018 and equally his defensive partner Jack Larkins who contributes forward as well as defensively. It is not glamorous in a Sunday morning defence but those two really made a massive impact on the stability and tightness of the Reserves back line contributing to eight wins out of ten games.
But Daryl's choice for his Manager's Player had an impact on more than just the second half of the season. George Godbold played every game of the whole season, he was there on the opening day, assisting one of the four goals, before adding a goal himself a week later. The season turned in October and the team lost nine in a row. He slogged through every minute of those games until being subbed after an hour against Claydon, 770 minutes of losing matches. He suffered through the humiliating 11-1 and 5-0 defeats by Capel but still came back for more. He scored four in the title win, Spring season, including both against Chantry Phoenix (he scored five against them in total in 2017/2018) and the goal that put Playford ahead in the tough game away at Trinity.
George has added a genuine goal threat to his game this season and with his availability throughout the season he has been excellent both on and off the field.