Nolan misses out on Sky Bet award... but it's not all bad!

PUBLISHED: 09:00 11 March 2016

Leyton Orient player-manager Kevin Nolan (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Leyton Orient player-manager Kevin Nolan (pic: Simon O'Connor).

07958 573219

A look at the other winners of the monthly prize and how they have fared after claiming the prize

Leyton Orient player-manager Kevin Nolan has missed out on the Sky Bet League Two manager of the month award for February.

Northampton Town boss Chris Wilder claimed the gong after winning five of the six matches they played during the month – including a 4-0 thrashing over the O’s.

The top of the table outfit have given their manager his third Sky Bet award of the campaign after he won it in November and January as well.

But despite missing out on the prize, it is not all bad news for the east Londoners and their relatively new boss.

A closer look at the previous winners of the gong shows that failing to win isn’t always a negative.

Orient supporters will be well aware of what occurred when Ian Hendon claimed the award after a stunning start to the season in August.

The now sacked head coach failed to pick up any victories during September and other winners of the honour have followed a similar fate.

Accrington Stanley manager John Coleman picked it up in September and the following month suffered defeats to Oxford United, Plymouth Argyle and AFC Wimbledon.

When Argyle boss Derek Adams claimed the award for October, his team went off the boil as well – albeit not in the division too much.

They started November with a loss against Carlisle United in the FA Cup and a 5-3 reverse at home to Millwall in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy.

Adams’ men were also beaten by local rivals Exeter City and drew with struggling Dagenham & Redbridge during the month – not the best of results.

Even when Wilder claimed the award for the first time following an excellent November, his impressive side suffered a slight wobble.

Cobblers began December with a nervy 3-2 win over Northwich Victoria in the FA Cup, but were trailing the non-league side by two goals until late on.

They were also beaten 2-1 by Portsmouth during the month to show that even the best can become complacent after picking up the prize.

Shaun Derry was given the gong for an outstanding December, but began 2016 by suffering a 4-1 thrashing at home to Wimbledon.

Crawley Town beat them next while they could only draw with Luton Town and Hartlepool United before finally getting all three points against… Orient, of course!

Wilder was to get the award next for a fine January and although he has appeared to break the curse, by winning it for a consecutive month now, it could just be put down to the fact that Northampton are the best in the division.

Orient may still lose to Oxford on Saturday, but nobody can turn around and say it was because Nolan won the manager of the month prize.

Related articles

Latest East London Sports News

Yesterday, 22:29

The Hammers led champions-elect Liverpool in the second half, but could not cling on

Yesterday, 12:30

Leyton Orient midfielder Jobi McAnuff returned to training on Friday along with a host of the injured personnel.

Yesterday, 09:42

Leyton Orient head coach Ross Embleton has insisted his strong need a stronger mindset to kill games off after taking early leads after a 2-2 draw with Oldham Athletic.

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Doubles from Adriana Leon and Martha Thomas helped West Ham to an exciting 4-2 win over Liverpool at Rush Green.

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Women rugby fans are becoming as rowdy as men when they're watching the game, a study shows.

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Ilford sealed a narrow victory over local rivals Woodford Town in the Essex Senior League on Saturday, but Redbridge and Tower Hamlets both endured defeats.

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Honours finished even as Danny Johnson's first goal for Orient earned them a point at Brisbane Road on Saturday.

Friday, February 21, 2020

Defending Vitality Blast T20 champions Essex have announced the signing of Australian all-rounder Moises Henriques for their summer campaign.


Looking to rent in London? Securing the keys to a new home in any big city can be an ordeal but there is a way to avoid the common pitfalls of London rentals - dodgy landlords, dubious décor and downright dicey security.

Cauldron Foods' comedy night will give vegans the last laugh as Vegan comics dispel vegan myths.

Riverside flats to let are coming on the market in East London - at highly competitive rents. Too good to be true? A not-for-profit landlord explains how it works…

Most read sport

Digital Edition


Enjoy the
Docklands and East London Advertiser
e-edition today


Education and Training


Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now

Most Read

Latest from the East London Advertiser