Melbourne Victory internationals Natasha Dowie and Keisuke Honda have been rewarded by their friends for quick begins to the season, named as PFA gamers of the month.
English striker Dowie, 30, scored 4 occasions in November to assist Victory to the high of the W-League desk after six rounds.
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She was voted the league’s greatest participant forward of Matildas Sam Kerr, of Perth Glory, and teammates Emily Gielnik and Laura Alleway.
Dowie mentioned she felt a particular connection amongst her Victory teammates which had propelled them up the desk.
“We’re actually an in depth unit this 12 months which has received us by quite a bit of the video games,” she instructed AAP.
“I’ve fallen in love with the membership and that is why I got here again for a fourth 12 months.
“We have all come collectively. We have all received private targets and collective targets. With the World Cup subsequent 12 months, everybody’s received their eye on that and wanting to do effectively.
“The quantity of arduous work we have performed behind the scenes, it is simply clicked and hopefully it continues.”
Honda, 32, has taken the league by storm in his first A-League outings however was shocked when Skilled Footballers Australia consultant Simon Colosimo visited his membership to make the announcement.
“I am stunned,” Honda mentioned. “I am pleased to obtain the award however I’m pleased extra once we win as a group. I recognize the award and I acquired it as a result of of my teammates.
“Thanks to everybody who voted for me.”
Honda won forward of FFA Cup sensation Craig Goodwin and Perth Glory flyer Chris Ikonomidis.