Cyle Larin and Ashley Lawrence were named Player of the Month in Canadian Football in January after helping their clubs advance in Turkey and France respectively.

Cyle Larin and Ashley Lawrence were named Player of the Month in Canadian Football in January after helping their clubs advance in Turkey and France respectively.

Larin scored seven goals and added two assists in eight games of all competitions with Besiktas in January. The 25-year-old from Brampton, Ontario scored six of his goals in the Super Lig game, including a four-goal performance against Caykur Rizespor on January 6.

The Black Eagles went 5-1-1 and finished the month in second place, one point behind Istanbul rivals Fenerbahce. Larin scored a 1-0 win against Caykur Rizespor in the round of 16 of the Turkish Cup.

Lawrence played every minute of Paris Saint-Germain’s three wins in January – two in the league and one in the Coupe de France.

The 25-year-old from East Caledon, Ontario was now in her fifth professional season in France and made her 100th appearance on January 23 for the league’s leading PSG. A week later she helped PSG to a 2-0 win against FC Fleury 91 in the second round of the Coupe de France.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published on February 3, 2021

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