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Belfast Telegraph Championship Player of the Month - April

By Keith Bailie

As the season comes to a climax and the players prepare for their summer holidays, it's time our final Player of the Month of the season.

In April we've seen Ards crowned champions, Warrenpoint Town close in on the play-off spot and a number of hard working teams avoid the dreaded drop, but which individual player stood out for you this month?

Pick your favourite from our shortlist of five. You can vote for your favourite by clicking on the player's name below and sending us an email.

The winner will be announced next week.

James Cully - Ards

Ards captain James Cully has put in a number of heroic displays in the last few weeks to help see hi team over the line. The former Portavogie Rangers man crowned his season by lifting the league trophy on Saturday.

Stephen Parkhouse - Institute

Institute are a side full of talented young players, but they need an old hand to lead them from the front. Stephen Parkhouse has been in fine form recently, scoring in two massive games. First against Ards and then against Warrenpoint.


Stephen Hughes - Warrenpoint Town

Talented forward Stephen Hughes demonstrated his quality last season in a very successful Newry City and he has continued that form at his new club Warrenpoint Town. Hughes has performed well as Town close in on the play-off spot.


Ben Roy - Dundela

That boy Ben Roy just can't stop scoring. The division's top scorer netted a hat-trick against Carrick Rangers in a 5-3 win before hitting a brace against Ards in a 2-2 draw. He also got on the score sheet against Limavady on Saturday.

Simon Steel - Carrick Rangers

In his scrum hat you could confuse Carrick keeper Simon Steele for Petr Cech, but the Chelsea shot stopper doesn't keep as many clean sheets as Steele. The big man shut out Harland & Wolff Welders, Coagh United, Loughgall, Dundela, Tobermore and Dergview in April.


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