Two Consett players made the shortlist for awards at the Northern League’s annual dinner and presentation evening.
Veteran striker Colin Larkin was nominated in the Player of the Year category, while young midfielder Dan Marriott was among the candidates for Young Player of the Year.
‘Larks’ only joined Consett last summer, but made a major contribution to our promotion to the Northern Premier League.
He scored 17 goals in 39 appearances, and set a superb example with his attitude, workrate and commitment.
Colin was a popular choice as our Supporters’ Player of the Year, receiving his award after the final home game of the season against Ashington, pictured below.
Dan, still just 20, made huge progress during the season just ended, which was his second full campaign with the club.
He made 35 appearances, scoring three goals, including the one at Histon which ultimately secured promotion, pictured below.
Dan, who as a local lad has become a real fans’ favourite, has signed a contract to secure his services for Consett as we prepare to join the Northern Premier League.
Sadly, Colin and Dan didn’t scoop the awards, with Dan Wilson of North Shields being named Player of the Year, and Callum Larmouth of West Allotment Celtic winning the Young Player award.
Consett AFC didn’t leave the presentation dinner empty-handed though: the club was joint-winner of the Respect Scheme – which focuses on cautions and dismissals for dissent – in Division One.
We were also rewarded for completing the season without incurring a penalty under the league’s Administration Award scheme – testament to the dedication of club secretary David Pyke, pictured below.