Julio Arca has won the club’s Shaun Matthias Player of the Month award for October.

October was a superb month for the Mariners, with eight victories and one draw recorded.

Arca was particularly influential, whether fielded at left-back or in the centre of midfield.

He returned from injury in the first game of the month, and scored a tremendous equaliser as a substitute in the 2-2 draw with Sunderland RCA.

He followed that up with a stunning brace against West Allotment Celtic in the next game, and continued his fine form in the remainder of the month.

It was particularly tough to choose a winner of the October competition, with Gavin Cogdon among the players who can count themselves unlucky not to pick up the award.

Julio is pictured above collecting his award from Billy Skipper, of club sponsors Shaun Matthias, who we thank for their continued support of our Player of the Month prize.