The season was rounded off with Taunton Town's annual dinner and presentation evening held at Somerset County Cricket Club last night (Saturday 19 May). Main beneficiary was Rodney Marsh who collected awards for Supporters' Player Of The Year, Players' Player Of The Year and Top Goalscorer. Jon Vance was named Manager's Player Of The Year whilst Simon Ingram won the accolade for Goal Of The Season for his fine finish to cap a great team goal against Didcot Town.
The Tom Harris Trophy for Clubman Of The Year was presented to assistant manager Paul Short to reflect the time and effort he has committed to the club in a variety of roles over the last six years.
Guests enjoyed a three course dinner which was followed by the awards ceremonies for Taunton Town Under 18's, Taunton Town Ladies and the first team, during which respective managers Jamie Ward, Becky Farthing and Paul West addressed the audience. Club chairman Kevin Sturmey also reviewed the season, acknowledging the hard year the club have faced off the pitch since the clubhouse fire and the disappointing campaign on it, but also reflecting on the progress made with the youth policy and the playing surface.
Full list of winners on the night:
Top Goalscorer: Luke Redrup
Players' Player Of The Year: Luke Redrup
Player Of The Year: Tom Ellis
Most Improved Player: Rebecca Holland
Players' Player Of The Year: Kelly Howard
Manager's Player Of The Year: Hannah Forse
Man Of The Match for last home game v Thatcham Town: Chris McGrath
April Player Of The Month: Andy Butler
Top Goalscorer: Rodney Marsh
Goal Of The Season: Simon Ingram
Players' Player Of The Year: Rodney Marsh
Manager's Player Of The Year: Jon Vance
Supporters' Player Of The Year: Rodney Marsh (runner-up Tim Legg)
Clubman Of The Year: Paul Short
Photos will be online soon.
Congratulations go to all award winners and thanks to Somerset County Cricket Club for their hospitality.