London Bees goalkeeper Sarah Quantrill has been awarded the FA Women’s Championship Player of the Month for January!

Quantrill has played an instrumental part in the Bees unbeaten league start to 2020, keeping back to back clean sheets and captaining the side in the absence of regular skipper Meg Alexander.

She started the month by putting in a commanding performance in our 2-0 win over London rivals City Lionesses.  In a strong second-half performance, the Bees number one controlled her area and dealt with many crosses as we secured a vital three points.

Quantrill then led the side out again at The Dripping Pan as the Bees played out a goalless draw with Lewes, to ensure they started the new year unbeaten in the league. She made several vital stops against the Rooks and was clearly the player of the match as we took a valuable point back to The Hive London.

Out of league action, our number one saved her best performance of the month ’til last, as she put in one of the performances of the season in our away FA Cup match with WSL side Everton. Sarah showed why she is one of the most highly rated goalies in the top two divisions, as she pulled off a string of fine saves. That display was a superb individual performance and the stand-in skipper has most certainly led by example throughout the month.

Bees boss Lee Burch said “I am really pleased for Sarah to win this award. She has been excellent this season and in particular over the last few games where she has deserved to keep her clean sheets.

“Sarah doesn’t only make big saves, she does really well to marshall her defence as well. On top of that, she has captained the side on the field and she is a big player for us on and off the pitch. She thoroughly deserves to be recognised with this award.”

Quantrill said “It’s really good, I think there’s a joke that this is the striker’s trophy because they get the credit for the goals. So it’s quite nice for a goalkeeper to win it on the defensive side of things.

“Yeah we’ve had a really good month, the way all the girls have defended they’ve been throwing themselves in front of the ball, everyone is desperate to finish the season on a high. We are all pulling in the same direction”

Everyone at London Bees would like to congratulate Sarah on winning the Player of the Month award!