Dayle wins the supporters’ vote


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Weston player Dayle Grubb was the club’s supporters’ player of the year.

FOLLOWING their final home league game of the season, Weston Football Club held their annual presentation evening.

Chairman Paul Bliss congratulated manager Craig Laird, his backroom staff and the squad for their efforts over the season.

“This is the highest the club has achieved in our 66-year history. I and the other members of the board are proud of the achievement of the players. We have played some stunning football to take us to where we are today and I hope we can continue to do even better over the coming seasons.”

Mr Bliss went on to thank club president Denis Usher, secretary Richard Sloan, his assistant Gordan Follos, groundsman Bob Flaskett for his hard work preparing the pitch, and Brian White.

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Mr Laird thanked his assistant Marc McGregor, the coach Rob Boyd and sports injury therapist David Callow and his daughter Amy Callow. He had a special word of praise for Ryan Northmore, the youth academy manager, who is responsible for the successful Under-18s and 19s.

Speaking about the squad, Mr Laird said: “Unless they were ill or injured, every one of the players turned up for training, sometimes in appalling weather, which shows true dedication and this paid off in the results.”

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The supporters’ player of the season was local boy Dayle Grubb who came up through the academy ranks and is now an integral part of the senior squad. Dayle has played 106 games for the club, 74 as a substitute and has scored 19 goals.

The manager’s player award went to defender Jamie Price, who has made 120 appearances, five as substitute and has scored 12 goals.

The distinction award went to goalkeeper Lloyd Irish, who unfortunately missed six games through injury, but has kept 14 clean sheets from 40 appearances.

A distinction award went to the squad and a special merit award went to Ross Stearn who joined the club at the beginning of the season and is the leading scorer with 12 strikes.

Earlier, the youth squads held their presentation event and principal recipients were: Under-16, Jake Buxton, Luke Shaddock, George King. Under-18, Jack Nicholas, Jake Llewellyn, son of Andy, former club captain and Bristol City star, Shaun Potter. Under-19s, Mike Carpenter, Dan Jackson, Alan Northmore.

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