Player of the Month: June

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The three nominees for June’s Player of the Month: Emre Ozan Çolakoğlu, Błażej Święcicki and Marcin Obyrtacz

For the final time this season, we need your assistance with our Player of the Month vote! With four fixtures played, we bring you three nominees to choose from.

Firstly, we will provide you a quick recap of how the Dragoons fared in June.


The Dragoons first fixture in June saw Borek visit Prądniczanka. In a game of extremely fine margins, the Expats fell to a 1-0 defeat. A 17th minute free-kick spun off the crossbar, before hitting both posts and nestling into the net. The Expats almost equalised immediately through Emre Çolakoğlu, however, the Turkish Man Mountain shot straight at the keeper. A slow second half from both sides saw chances at a premium, with Borek holding on for victory.

Three days after, the Expats travelled to Wieliczka for the re-arranged fixture against Gajowianka Gaj. The first of three games where the Dragoons came up against a former player. On this occasion, Dragoons original Alessandro Soso could not help his team get one over his old side. A 5-0 victory in a fine performance saw Błażej Święcicki and Rohit Chandran score two first half goals. A late flourish saw Josh Dawson nod a third, with Joaquin Serrano scoring immediately afterwards for four. A long throw from Michał Nowak caused havoc in the Gajowianka and lead to an own goal to complete the scoring.

Jeckyll Meets Hyde

Next up, saw the complete opposite performance as the Dragoons succumbed to poor 2-0 defeat away to Podgórze. With former Dragoons hero Gonçalo Rodrigues pulling the strings in midfield and Paulo Fernandes in goal, the hosts went into the lead in the 18th minute. The Expats toiled in front of goal however, and spurned two glorious chances to level. A horrible broken wrist injury to Josh Dawson compounded the misery as Podgórze added a late second to win the three points.

Final Game Farce

The final game of the season saw the Dragoons travel to the champions elect, Bieżanowianka in a losing effort. An excellent opening 10 minutes produced 3 goals. The hosts opened the scoring with a screamer from 35 metres. Not to be denied, the Expats struck back twice in four minutes as Joaquin Serrano grabbed an equaliser and Barry Chowaniec put his side 2-1 ahead. Marcin Obyrtacz had the game of his life making save after save to preserve a half time lead for the Dragoons.

However, a second half full of horrible decisions from the referee saw Serrano sent off. Bieżanowianka notched an equaliser and a controversial third, which resulted in a second yellow for Enrico Forabosco. An interesting penalty decision saw the floodgates open as the hosts notched 3 extra goals, including one by former Expat Adrian Paliś. A 6-2 defeat, the nine man Dragoons could be proud of their efforts against adversity.


Your choices for the player of the month competition are as follows:

Emre Çolakoğlu 🇹🇷

An exquisite month saw our Turkish Man Mountain receive two man of the match awards, in just 3 appearances. Sadly, both nominations came in the defeats against Borek and Podgórze. Despite losing both games, Emre attempted to grab the bull by the horns by breaking up attacks down one end, and being the beating heart of creativity in the other. Following a late yellow card against Podgórze, the midfield missed the last game of the season through suspension.

Emre Çolakoğlu looks to close down the former Dragoons Portuguese Pitbull Gonçalo Rodrigues

Despite a slow start to life in an Expats jersey, Emre has been a key member of the team this season. He made 23 appearances in total, scoring 2 goals and had one assist.

Błażej Święcicki 🇵🇱

A welcome nominee, Błażej is a true fans favourite and a true Dragoon original. The winger has been with the club since the Sunday League days and has forced himself into the reckoning towards the end of the season.

Fans Favourite — Błażej Święcicki finished the season with a flourish. Can he win your vote?

The Polish winger only made two appearances in June, however, had a huge impact in both matches. An excellent performance in the 5-0 victory over Gajowianka saw Blaze score the opening goal and beautifully set up the second to earn himself the man of the match. His second appearance against Bieżanowianka, saw the attacker in the thick of the action as he grabbed another assist for the Dragoons equaliser.

Święcicki made 13 appearances in total this season, scoring twice and also assisting twice.

Marcin Obyrtacz 🇵🇱

The Polish wall, Marcin made three appearances out of four for the Expats in June. Obyrtacz has come to the Dragoons rescue a number of times this season! He won his man of the match award in the final game of the season against Bieżanowianka, where the he made a number of stunning saves to ensure his side went into half time ahead.

He’s a Keeper — Marcin Obyrtacz is nominated once again after another month of high class saves

Marcin also earned the Dragoons only their second clean sheet of the season in the victory over Gajowianka.

In his maiden season at the club, the Polish goalkeeper quickly established himself as number one, making 21 appearances.

Please use the box below to vote. Poll closes on Friday, June 30 at 12:30.

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