Mark Noble


It has been a superb year for our courageous captain, who has blossomed under the encouragement of the manager and support of his fellow players.

Last week, when it appeared that we were struggling to gain the ascendancy, Noble and team mates were instrumental in settling the mid-field momentum.

Aside from scoring twice, he dictated play with his dynamic running and quick passing in virtually all directions of the park. His energy and determination seemed to ignite his team-mates, and his MOTM display was topped off by a superb volley from an Andy Carroll cross.

His four goals in two games, at a time when our usual goal scorers have been a little quieter than usual, have been vital in our pursuit of a potential top 6th finish