FOOTBALL: Carnell scoops Abingdon awards double
10:00am Tuesday 29th May 2012 in npower League Two Table & Results
LUKE Carnell was the big winner at Abingdon United’s end-of-season presentation evening.
The defender collected both the players’ player of the year and the award voted for by the club’s supporters.
Skipper Ricky Allaway won the player-of-the-year title, while Curtis Angell was named the squad’s top young player.
Reflecting on his side’s 18th place finish in Evo-Stik Division 1 South & West, manager Richie Bourne praised the players’ attitude in recovering from a long barren run after Christmas which raised fears of relegation before a strong finish.
He said: “It was an up-and-down season for the first-team.
“At the start of 2012 they could hardly score a goal and went on a long run without a win.
“But the players stuck together more than any other side I have ever been involved with.
“This team spirit helped them through and eventually finished with a flourish, which bodes well for next season.”
Player of the year: Drew Fowler, players’ player of the year Chris Baker
Player of the year: Tom Booker, players’ player of the year: Tom Booker, most improved player: Christian Turner
Club loyalty: Sam Collier, special club activity: Les & Julie Bayliss, special club member: Bill Fletcher