Reusch Goalkeeper of the Month Presentation - Michael Smith
Wed 8th August 2018 | Prestwich Heys | By Steve Howard
Prestwich Heys goalkeeper Michael Smith won the final Reusch Division One Goalkeeper of the Month Award last season, winning the nomination for April.
Michael is pictured with League Management Commitee representative Craig Buxton, receiving his pair of Reusch goalkeeping gloves prior to Saturday’s game with Bacup Borough.
Michael signed for Heys from Chadderton, just prior to Christmas, and went on to play 22 games for the club making some key saves along the way as Heys chased promotion.
He kept three clean sheets in eight games during April represents a fine return for Mike, who continues to prove himself a fine goalkeeper at the heart of a well-drilled Heys defence.
Mike goes about his business in a quiet and unassuming manner, controlling his penalty area with authority, great in the air and a fine shot-stopper.
His form was been all the more remarkable in a hectic month where the Heys squad was rotated regularly, but he went about organising his defence without fuss and helped ensure Prestwich secured a play-off berth, and a place in the LWC Drinks First Division Cup final.