Manchester Metropolis striker Khadija ‘Bunny’ Shaw has gained the Barclays WSL Participant of the Month award for October because of a prolific few weeks for the Jamaica worldwide.
Now in her second season with Metropolis, Shaw has stepped out of Ellen White’s shadow thus far in 2022/23 following the England veteran’s summer time retirement and hasn’t seemed again.
Metropolis endured a troublesome begin to the brand new marketing campaign after they had been knocked out of the Champions League once more by Actual Madrid in August and misplaced back-to-back WSL fixtures towards Aston Villa and Chelsea in September. However October was a special story, largely due to Shaw.
Bouncing again from defeat, Metropolis thrashed Leicester 4-0 of their first October outing. Shaw opened the scoring halfway via the primary half after which killed the sport with Metropolis’s third in a while.
There was one other brace for the 25-year-old solely six days later, this time towards Tottenham. She once more opened the scoring within the first half after which adopted it up virtually instantly after half-time as Gareth Taylor’s facet ultimately secured a 3-0 win.
It was a tighter affair as Metropolis ended October with victory over Liverpool. Shaw once more broke the impasse within the first half, along with her staff happening to win 2-1 after the Reds had equalised.
Throughout three October appearances within the Barclays WSL, Shaw scored 5 objectives to contribute to 3 completely essential wins, dragging her staff up the desk and again into the fierce battle for Champions League qualification after initially trying like they could fall away this 12 months.
Manchester United pair Mary Earps and Leah Galton, Arsenal’s Frida Maanum and West Ham captain Dagny Brynjarsdottir had been the opposite gamers nominated for the October award.