Atletico Hinckley held their end of season presentation night, and looked back at a
season of coming close, but not close enough, and reflected on a couple of great Cup runs,
one in the FA Vase, and one in the League Cup,with the Final still to play tomorrow night.
Finishing Runners Up in the League, but realistically not close enough to Bromsgrove Sporting who
were Champions without losing a single league match this season. An FA Vase run saw the club
reach the Quarter Finals, knocking out a number of step 5 clubs along the way, whilst in the League
Cup, every game played was against a team from the Premier Division, and the club that finally
beat us in the Semi Finals had to break the rules to do so, and were subsequently replaced by AFC
into the Final.
The Simon Blyth Trophy, Clubman of the Year: newly named after club legend Simon Blyth who
sadly passed away this year, was presented to Liam Gibbs. Splitting his time between his
University studies in Lincoln and the Lincoln Sport You Tube channel, Liam manages to fit
in work for the AFC media team, working selflessly keeping the fans informed throughout the
Managers Player: for his work in midfield, spreading the ball around, quietly providing the
backbone and the through balls for the front 3 to score their many goals, Carl Abbott awarded his
Player of the Season to Andy Westwood.
Supporters Young Player: a breakthrough season for this young man, with almost 50 appearances,
and a constant presence down the right side as an overlapping full back. Sometimes having to
adapt to centre back and even left back now and again, plus a smattering of goals in his debut year.
The supporters voted James Williams as their Young Player of the season.
Players Player: a tie resulted in this award, so it was shared between Andy Westwood and
Supporters Player Runner Up: proving everyone loves a hard tackler, someone who runs back to
front every game, the engine of the midfield and quite a cracking deadball specialist, after
a close vote Lee Butler was voted as Supporters Player Runner Up of the season.
Supporters Player: almost an ever present throughout the season, another midfield engine
working back to front, a leader on and off the field, chipping in with the odd goal here
and there, 56 so far to be exact, club captain, and a half volley scored from 50 yards.
The Supporters Player of the Season was presented to Ryan Seal. He told the Official Website:
"They support us in their droves every week, a massive achievement for how many we get at
Heather, traveling all that way, to be recognised from them and given the award, it really
does mean a lot for people to recognise what you've done for the club."