Lincoln United Women seal East Midlands Womens Regional Premier Division title

For Lincoln United Women, it was a season full of records as they claimed a historic treble.

The Whites won every game they played in the league, picking up three points in all 18 games with a goal difference of 100. They retained the East Midlands Women’s Regional Football League Cup, as well as retaining the Lincolnshire FA County Cup. This invincible treble is something fans will surely remember for years to come, as next season comes with new hurdles in a more competitive, and higher, division.

The Awards:

The club announced the winners on their Twitter/X account, with the first award being the manager’s player of the year award. It was voted for by now former Chris Funnell and his assistant Katie Davison.

The accolade went to Ellie Gilliatt, who has been one of the standout performers for Lincoln United this season. Having scored a huge 77 goals in the 24 games she played this season, Gilliatt was the obvious favourite to win this award.

The player’s player went to Lauren Churcher. She played 21 games across the season for Lincoln United, scoring 15 goals in the process. Notably, she scored twice in a 7-0 win against Dronfield Town, a game which saw The Whites’ progress into the semi-final of the league cup.

The young player of the season gong went to Kaitlin Peaker. She was often a player to make an appearance from the substitutes bench, something she did in 15 of her 22 appearances last term. Peaker scored seven goals along the way, impressing when she appeared for the team.

Lincoln United Women's Ellie Gilliatt
Ellie Gillatt scored a brace in the final to cap off her golden boot winning season. Credit: Ed Mayes Photography

Next, was the top scorer award, which went to Ellie Gilliatt. Having scored 77 goals this season, Gilliatt was always there when needed. She scored five goals across the two finals United appeared in this season, and always stepped up when was necessary.

Notably, Gilliatt has announced her retirement at the end of this season, leaving Lincoln United on a high having won the treble and scored an incredible number of goals for the Whites.

The final award of the night was the supporter’s player of the season. It was won by Olivia Smith, who appeared 20 times across the season, netting nine times. Smith scored once in the league cup final as the Whites won 5-0 against Basford, confirming themselves as treble winners.

With change at the club, as manager Chris Funnell has stepped down from his role for both the men and women, there is lots of work to do behind the scenes before Lincoln United Women step foot in the FA National League.

Feature Image Credit: Ed Mayes Photogrpahy

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