Plymouth Argyle Ladies striker Natasha Knapman savoured a memorable career moment on Friday night as she was named FA WPL South West Division 1 Top goalscorer at the FA Women’s Football Awards.

The 26-year-old received her prize at the annual award ceremony, as the stars of women’s football gathered to celebrate a memorable year in the women’s game.

Knapman was prolific in front of goal for Argyle last season and played a crucial role in guiding Plymouth to second in the table, which saw the goal machine score 30 times in all competitions – from just 17 appearances.

Speaking at the awards ceremony at Grosvenor House Hotel in London after picking up the award, Knapman, who joined the club in August last year, paid tribute to her teammates and gave the lowdown on why she was so deadly in front of goal last season. 

“I couldn’t have done it without my team – a lot of it has been about being in the right place at the right time, so I’ve got my teammates to thank. They put a lot of balls into the area for me to get on the end of,” said the former Yeovil Town Ladies striker.

The FA Women’s Football Awards celebrated an exciting year for women’s football and recognised the achievements of clubs, players, staff and the excellent work by volunteers at the grassroots level of the game.

The awards also highlighted the success of The FA’s Gameplan for Growth, launched earlier in 2017, which aims to double participation and the fanbase of the women’s game by 2020 and create sustained success at elite international level.

And having taking confidence from the Lionesses’ performances at this summer’s European championships, level-headed Knapman says she isn’t fazed being in the spotlight again this season.

“Having watched all the England girls on the TV over the summer at the Euros, everyone was buzzing to get back into pre-season. We can’t wait to get started and carry on going,” said Knapman.

“I don’t really have a target in terms of scoring goals next season.

“Obviously, the main objective is to win games, so I don’t really mind not scoring as long as we win them. That’s the main priority, not to score.”

For more information and to see all the award winners  Join the conversation online using the hashtag #FAWomensAwards.