Weston-super-Mare Football Club celebrate National League South safety with end of season awards

PUBLISHED: 14:03 25 April 2017 | UPDATED: 14:26 25 April 2017

Luke Purnell, Jason Pope, Lloyd Humphries and Dayle Grubb with their awards. Picture by Will T Photography.

Luke Purnell, Jason Pope, Lloyd Humphries and Dayle Grubb with their awards. Picture by Will T Photography.

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Weston Football Club marked a season of success with an awards evening, which celebrated head coach Scott Bartlett’s achievement of keeping the side in the National League South for another season.

Scott Bartlett and Chris Barker speak to club secretary Richard Sloane. Picture by Will T Photograpghy.Scott Bartlett and Chris Barker speak to club secretary Richard Sloane. Picture by Will T Photograpghy.

It also marked the achievements of the under-18s squad, who won the Floodlight Youth League Premier Division and Weston Ladies, who won Somerset County League Division Two in their debut season.

Since Bartlett arrived in October, Weston have gone from a side scrapping for survival at the bottom of the league, to guaranteeing they will finish comfortably in midtable.

Midfielder Dayle Grubb has finished the season on 20 goals in league and cup, which earned him the managers’ player of the season award, as well as goal of the season for his stunning free kick against Welling United.

Goalkeeper Luke Purnell, who has been ever-present throughout the campaign, scooped the players’ player award, while the supporters’ player of the season was won by Jason Pope.

Lloyd Humphries went home with the man of the match award, after he recieved the most awards throughout the home games this season.

A special merit award was introduced for this season, with the management team specially recognised for their role in saving the side from the dreaded drop.

Bartlett, alongside assistant head coach Chris Barker and goalkeeping coach Ian Harris were given the award which is for outstanding achievements.

Bartlett said: “I am really proud of what the boys have achieved this season and I must thank the board for their support as we made a lot of changes when we came in and they have supported me in that.

Weston AFC v Eastbourne Borough.Weston AFC v Eastbourne Borough.

“We have a really talented bunch here and hopefully we can push on next season.”

Weston finished their home campaign on a high as they defeated Eastbourne Borough 2-0, thanks to goals in each half from Jake Reid and Dayle Grubb.
The Seagulls now travel to Hemel Hempstead on Saturday, knowing victory will secure a 15th place finish in the league.

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