Sweetman-Kirk Named Player Of The Month

Courtney Sweetman-Kirk has been named the FA WSL Player of the Month for November.

The 27-year-old striker, signed from Doncaster Rovers Belles in the summer, has been in scintillating form in recent weeks, having scored her maiden goal for the Blue Girls in their 1-0 Continental Cup win over Birmingham City.

She was then on target as Everton picked up their first WSL 1 win with a 2-0 success at Yeovil Town.

Sweetman-Kirk made it four goals in a prolific November with a brace in the 5-1 victory over Sunderland, a result that saw the Blue Girls rise to sixth in the WSL 1 table.

She was presented with her trophy at the Toffees’ USM training ground, and Head Coach Andy Spence insists she fully deserves the accolade.

“The last three or four weeks she has come into some really good form,” he told evertonfc.com. “In her first few games after she arrived, she probably wondered if we signed her as a centre-forward because we were playing her on the right. She was in the team and contributing very well, however Courtney is very clear on saying she is a goalscorer, and that’s the reason we signed her.

“She is always contributing with her work rate but now she is getting the sharpness to her game. Her link-up play is better and the understanding with the other girls has contributed to her scoring goals. Her teammates are understanding the runs that she makes and she has confidence from hitting the back of the net on a regular basis. 

“She is bouncing in training, scoring goals for fun and that’s what you want from your centre-forward.”

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