We’re thrilled to introduce you to the Vanarama National League’s December winners and it’s reward for two clubs who had a fantastic second half of 2022 after recovering from a tough season last time out.
Things are so good right now at Barnet that boss Dean Brennan has just signed a new contract.
He does it with the Manager of the Month award under his arm and after ending last year in fifth, there’s so much to look forward to.
In the right seat can see Wembley Stadium from the Hive, so could that include a game or even two down the road?
Two huge wins over local rivals Wealdstone and Boreham Wood sent them into the New Year in a fine place.
Barnet won all their games in December and avoided a banana skin in the FA Trophy – beating Plymouth Parkway to advance to the Fourth Round, their best performance for three seasons in the competition.
They have only lost once in the league since early October – the Bees have found their sting again!
Last season ended in heartache last season for Notts County, and once again the play-offs were at fault.
It seems like the penny has dropped – the best way to avoid that trauma once more is to win the Vanarama National League outright!
Captain Kyle Cameron’s contribution can at times go under the radar given the incredible record of Macaulay Langstaff.
But ask anyone at Meadow Lane and they’ll tell you how critical he is to the leaders’ team.
Influential Cameron scored a big goal on Boxing Day against Oldham Athletic and chipped in with three assists over the month as the Magpies won four league games and advanced in the FA Trophy at the expense of Chorley.
They beat Scunthorpe, Maidenhead, Gateshead and Oldham to lead the way going into 2023.
At the end of December Cameron had played every minute of every league game for Notts and is playing better than ever.
Well done to our two brilliant winners.
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