ALSAGER Town goalkeeper Rob Powner has picked up the North West Counties League's Safe Hands award for November.
The former Crewe Alex custodian, 36, has been in fine form for Alsager and made a string of superb saves as Greg Clowes's men climbed into the top half of the table.
Powner's confidence and shot-stopping has continued into this month and Skelmersdale's late consolation goal in Alsager's 2-1 win on December 6 was the first goal he had conceded in more than six hours of football.
He was in fine form again as Alsager moved up to seventh spot with a 1-0 win at Abbey Hey on Saturday.
Wayne Brotherton sealed all three points from the penalty spot deep into stoppage time after Powner's heroics had kept another clean sheet.
Town also enjoyed their fair share of luck with Abbey men Andy Gayle and Mike Wolstenholme both being denied by the woodwork in the opening period.
With the wind at their backs in the second period, the home side continued to put the Alsager goal under pressure but Powner produced a marvellous save to deny Gayle with their best effort.
Alsager will be looking to pick up more league points on their travels when they visit fourth-placed Fleetwood Town this Saturday.