LEFT-back turned goal-getting midfielder Tom Berwick has been rewarded for his displays with Colne by being named as the North West Counties Premier Division player of the month for March.

Berwick, who only signed for the XLCR Stadium outfit from local league football in January, has made himself a key member of the squad and after featuring in his favoured defensive berth was moved into midfield.

And he has shone for Steve Cunningham’s men with nine goals in six games in March as well as contributing five assists.

The 19-year-old also hit hat-tricks in back-to-back games against St Helens and at leaders Runcrn Linnets, when the Reds pulled off a shock 4-3 win.