In the club's annual Presentation night
held in the Belle Grove on Saturday May 8th,
"Trigger" Robinson once again stole the show with his hilarious
oratory. This was
the best attended social event of the year with 50 players
and many wives, girlfriends
and supporters attending. Thanks to Adam
"Taff" Alexander and Neil
"The Greek" Hindley
for organizing the event, Rich
"Harry Potter" Holme for organising the raffle, all those
donated raffle prizes, Roger for the 21st edition of the Stats (enjoyed
by at least one!), and compeers extraordinaire Martin
Pollard and Enigma but most of all
to Trigger. And the winners were
Saturday Player of the Year, Golden
Boot and Ever Presents.
Team -Highly skilled and solid as a rock defender Shaun
Cavanagh edged out midfielder John Hall who was narrow runner up.
Thompson came 3rd. Golden Boot was Danny
Sherwood (26) the 3rd time he has won the award for the 1st team
and the second time he has been an "Ever Present" not missing
a single game all season.
- Club stalwart Trigger
Robinson had even more to swell that head of his beating Paul Menton
as his prepared speech clearly demonstrated, closely followed by an
injury hit Mark Rogers. Paul Menton (8) took the Golden Boot.
Team - Legend Martin
Pollard (12) took 3rd place, "Ever Present" manager Dave
Pendlebury (19 apps) finished second behind the prolific 'Shrek'
Kevin Young. The later taking the Golden Boot with a record 22 goals
for the A team.
Team -Midfield general Glenn Kent took 1st place ahead of Rich
'Potter' Holme and Adam Robins. Andy Bell took the Golden Boot with
8 goals, Keith was second with 7. Manager Dan
Ford was "Ever Present" along with Ed Shaw and Keith Jones,
4D playing in every cup and friendly game and now holding the 4th team
consecutive appearances record with 36.
Team - Giles Dawnay (4) snapped up to award with Wes Etan grabbing
Golden Boot with a record breaking 12 goals in the battling C team.
Apologies second and third place were misplaced, anybody remembers email
Wednesday Player of the Year, Golden Boot and Ever Presents.
A Team - 3rd was last season's number 2 (snigger) Alex Martin, 2nd
was new signing Matt Sammonsand the winner was another fresher Dave
'Bruno' Mullan. Chris Dawson and Adam Bell shared Golden Boot with 5
goals, the former adding to his B team top goal scorer award from last
B Team -Announced by the loquacious Manager and message board
king Rob Thorpe who was an 'Ever Present' along with Harty, Rory, Simmo,
Nico and Muzza: Paul 'weemuzz' Murray took the prize with Tom 'Pez'
Perry in 2nd and fresher Nico Heslop in 3rd. Steve
Moore last season's C team player of the season and Golden Boot
claimed the B team top goal scorer award with 10.
C Team - Manager Giles
Dawnay was an 'Ever Present' along with Chris Nunn and Jackson and
thoroughly deserved player of the season with Ben Brown in 2nd and Jacko
in 3rd. Nick Garbutt took Golden Boot with 9 goals.
Club Man of the Year - Shaun
Cavanagh for his continued dedication to the Green and Black and
passion for the beautiful game making him a undeniably popular winner.
Apart for his obvious footballing contribution as 1st team player of
the year the last two seasons, Shaun almost single handedly ran the
Garnett Race night just to name one of the many fund raising and administrative
services he provided the club with.
Most Improved Player - There were a number of suggestions, Fraser
Hepburn for making 1st team goal keeping spot his own after 7 years with
the club (previous winner 1998-99) was just one. But Kev
Young rightly took the honour in his 3rd season having netted 43
goals in 40 appearances for all teams 37 of them in the double winning
Golden Boot - Despite being run close by Shrek's 22 goals Danny
Sherwood, the 'muppet' took his 5th Club golden boot award with the
same tally as won last season 26 goals, but his first in for a Garnett
team playing in the Northern Alliance, the highest standard yet.
Best New Player - Although the records
don't confirm it this award is not new and has been presented before,
but a revival was deemed necessary due the number of talented new players
this season. Dave Mullen took the prize, making it as a 1st team squad
player as a fresher.
Centurians - Six went past the 100 mark this season
Hepburn 131 (2), Dave Alexander 115 (41), Edd Shaw 112, Adam Bell 108 (78), Dan Ford 106 (25), Tim Burke Murphy 103 (17),
and all fully deserve the utmost respect
afforded to Centurians.
Players Leaving the Club:
Tim Burke Murphy
Tim made a welcome return to the club after missing most of last
season. An energetic and hard running midfield player Tim is another
excellent clubman who efficiently acted as the Student Secretary in
his second year. Tim became one of the select band who have become centurians
with 103 appearances and 17 goals.
Narrowly missing becoming a centurian in 3 years with 91apps and
10 goals Giles nonetheless has had his most successfull season winning
the Saturday 5th team and Wednesday C team player of the season awards
being only one game away from a unique "Ever Present" award
for both teams.
A goal scoring machine (especially this season) with 67 goals out
of 83 appearance, Kev rightly won most improved player this season and
was pivotal in the Saturday A team's double winning achievement. A great
temperament and cool head under pressure, his advice to look out for
Shrek 2 will be keenly observed.
Despite being plagued by hamstring injuries Mark showed the form that
won him place in the 1st team as a fresher this season. One of the best
passers of the ball in the club, a reliable and hard working player
and influential in the Reserves successful late rise to 4th place. Along
with Alex he contributed hugely to the success of this seasons Trials.
Managerial legend in his own message board posts, Rob contributed
in every way to the Green and Black machine, with post match analysis,
stats and match reports a plenty. One of a disappearing breed,
the Garnett smoker, Rob became a well known figure and his presentation
night speeches show his passion for the Wed B team he managed and played
for, even if they did seem never ending at the time! He was joint 3rd
POS for the Wed C last season and an ever present for them and this
years Bs but limited saturday appearances last season left him shy of
centurian status with 85 appearances and 5 goals.
Stuart is another who contributed off the pitch as well as on, managing
the Saturday C team last season and ordering the Training tops this
year especially was not an easy task and many a player will be thankful
for his efforts. Wednesday C Team keeper for last two seasons and B
team keeper before that ,winning the most man of the match awards this
season and an ever present for the Saturday Cs Stuart has recorded 78
appearances over his 3 years.
Despite past accusations of lacking in strength, Adam has always
let his goal scoring do the talking racking up 81 goals in 111 appearances,
making him 4th highest goal scorer of all time. Twice Golden Boot winner
for Wednesday As and joint winner for this seasons Saturday B team.
An ever present in the Saturday A team for this and last season when
he won joint Player of the Year, Adam was the most recent to achieve
centurian status, and has secured his place in the Garnett hall of fame.
After a year out in France, with the good food and wine may have
had something to do with Doug coming back focusing mostly on playing
in the Wednesday C team and for them was only a game away from "ever
present" status. A regular face at socials, we hope to see him
at the reunions every 1st week in November!
Rich worked his way up the ranks, and his desire and determination is
unmatched in the whole club. A regular and excellent trainer, no-one
wanted to do well as much as Rich. He enjoyed his best season for the
club and lent his support both on and off the pitch. Hopefully he will
return for reunions to make up the 4 appearances he needs to make his
A recent regular for the Saturday Bs Bede notched up 28 goals in
56 appearances not bad for a winger first and striker second, and placing
him in the top 50 all time goals scorers list. Joint 3rd in Player of
the year last season for Sat B team, and the season before that for
Winner of last season's Saturday C team and Wednesday C team player
of the season and golden boot and holder of the Saturday Cs record goals
scored in a game (5), Steve only played for the Wednesday B team this
season (scoring 10 in 10 games!) and so reached only 44 appearances
but his tally of 27 goals is enough to put him in the top 50 goal scorers
for the club.
To those of you who couldn't make it, plans
for more socials and even more post match integration between all 5
teams next season. Bell Grove sponsorship.
And Finally... check out all the photos here