CHERRIES Women’s manager Steve Cuss has been rewarded for his side’s start to the season with the Manager of the Month award for August.

Cherries are top of the National League Division One South West with two wins and two draws from their opening fixtures, including a 4-0 and 6-0 win in recent weeks.

Cuss’ team were promoted to the division at the start of the season and took their time to get used to proceedings with the draws, before exploding with results against Southampton Women and Larkhall Athletic.

Becki Bath netted five goals herself in those two fixtures, helping Cuss’ side along their way.

Cherries Women are next in action on September 26th when they welcome Buckland Athletic Women to Verwood Town.