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    05 Sep 2017 : Paul Shanley is our Millbank Player of the Month for August

    In what can only be described as an indifferent month to start the new campaign, Runcorn Linnets have looked to their established players to lift spirits and performance levels, and no player has risen to the challenge more than Paul Shanley.

    Commitment, effort and desire are part of the player's make up and this has been in evidence throughout the month, even when the chips have been down.

    The month started with a gritty FA Cup tie against Hemsworth Miners Welfare, a game in which technical ability was always going to be overshadowed by endeavour. But mercifully Shanley showed both, being unlucky to see his long-range curled effort miss by millimetres, before setting up Michael Simpson with a divine control and square pass.

    The away win at Abbey Hey in the opening league fixture saw the team easing into a higher gear, and "Shanners" opened his account for the season, rounding the 'keeper and finishing smartly after latching on to Stu Wellstead's pass.

    In the following home draw against a resolute Irlam, fans saw the blossoming understanding between Shanley and Zac Aley, carving open chances on numerous occasions.

    The introduction of Shanley and Wellstead off the bench at 4-0 down almost sparked an unlikeliest of comebacks at Brocstedes Park as the Linnets bowed out of the FA Cup to Ashton Athletic.

    Paul returned to the starting eleven for the Linnets best performance of the campaign so far, and he was instrumental in the destruction of Winsford by five goals. Shanley served up an assisting masterclass, setting up Callum Lucy, Wellstead, and then Antony Hickey with pin point passes from the flanks.

    Shanners was unlucky to not score at West Didsbury, denied by the cross bar and some great goalkeeping, but his performance in the 4-0 loss typified his determination and desire to make something happen.

    He is a deserving choice as Our Millbank Player Of The Month for August.

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