All of Winchcombe Town, English Bicknor, Lydney Town Reserves and Brockworth Albion are represented in the first batch of nominees from the Gloucestershire Northern Senior League for the Severn Sport End of Season Awards 2019/20.
A reminder that this year we have 13 categories in total and they are as follows (and who has been nominated thus far):
- Player of the season – Ellis Dunton (Fairford Town); Harry Emmett (Longlevens)
- Young player of the season – Jacob Waddington (Slimbridge u18s/Shortwood United); George Callinan (Slimbridge u18s/Longlevens/Cirencester Town Academy); Niall Priday (Tuffley Rovers/U18s)
- Breakthrough player of the season – Leighton Tuodolo (Slimbridge/U18s/Hartpury College); Jake Rhodes (Tuffley Rovers)
- Team of the season – Frampton United
- Manager of the season – Josh Loveridge (Frampton United); Jody Bevan (Fairford Town); Craig Martin (Longlevens)
- Game of the season
- Severn Sport Live player of the season – Mark Pritchett (Tuffley Rovers); Ollie Long (Longlevens)
- Signing of the season – Ellis Dunton (Fairford Town)
- The John Ashplant Local Hero Award
- Best Social Media Account
- GNSL Player of the Season
- GNSL Manager of the Season
- GNSL Team of the Season
We are excited to reveal the nominees for the GNSL Player of the Season and the first nominees for the GNSL Manager and Team of the season.
In the GNSL Player of the Season category, the shortlist is down to Lydney Town Reserves’ forward Sam Wines, Winchcombe Town’s Matthew Butler and English Bicknor’s Daryl Addis.
Along with those three, English Bicknor are the first team shortlisted for GNSL Team of the Season and Brockworth Albion’s Mark Mulraney is Ryan’s pick for GNSL Manager of the Season.
Ryan had this to say about the nominations:
As we said last week, we are delighted to represent the GNSL teams with these specific awards and hopefully it produces a positive reaction for us to make it an annual inclusion. With that being said we wanted our nominations to reflect a true sense of how the GNSL season went.
For player of the season Sam Wines jumped out straight away, by scoring 35 goals throughout the season. Lydney Town as a club had a positive season, with a number of their sides achieving and playing a good brand of football and their reserves were one of the plus points for them. They were 13 points off the top spot with 5 games in hand so were right in the mix for the Division Two title and Wines played his part in that.
In the 2018/19 campaign Winchcombe Town were one of the ‘strugglers’ who only really found form after Christmas, but this term they really showed consistency and were 6th in the league by the time the season was suspended. A real turnaround that was epitomised by Butler’s goalscoring touch. 23 goals is a return not to be sniffed at and it lays a marker down for next season.
Division One saw English Bicknor take the lead by storm and really turn a few heads with where they were and the results they achieved. To be at the top of Division One at the point of suspension is a hell of an achievement given the quality of the other sides in the division. The job that the guys are doing at the club is great to see and similar to Butler at Winchcombe, they have laid down a marker for next season. Addis made 23 appearances for his side and scored 7 goals, but his experience helped his side produce some great results!
Mulraney is my Manager of the Season for the work he is doing to turn Brockworth into a side not only known for their physicality. Albion now are one of the most consistent sides in the GNSL and are laying the foundations to really build as a club. He has been described by players as the best manager they have seen at Brockworth and whilst I haven’t been following this level for that long, it is easy to see the impact he has on the squad he has put together. For me, they were the favourites to win the County Cup too (sorry Charfield!)
The Severn Sport End of Season Awards 2019/20 will be spanned over the Easter Weekend with the winners revealed throughout. Check the website everyday as we continue to reveal and announce the nominees.