A PACKED clubhouse heard Coagh’s Chairman Brian Dallas congratulate both Coagh United and Coagh Reserves on their outstanding season.
“This season will go down as one of our most successful in history” he said.
“Winning the Championship Two League and regaining promotion back into Championship one was the icing on the cake. We reached the quarter Finals of the Irish Cup and had an historic day at Windsor Park. A terrible decision by the IFA to make us play two matches in three days brought an end to our Intermediate Cup run, a run which could have brought another trophy to Hagan Park if things had gone our way.”
“Our second eleven excelled in the new Mid Ulster Reserve Championship finishing third while they won the Wilmor Johnston Trophy against Newry City Res. I want to put on record my thanks to Noel Mitchell, Steven Uprichard, Chris Leacock, George Lennox and all the back room staff involved with both teams. We look forward to consolidating our place in Championship One next season,” the Chairman said.
Marcus Dallas was the popular choice for both the Players Player and the Supporters Player of the year. Marcus got rid of his bad boy image to put in regular MOM performances week after week.
Top Goal Scorer went to Aaron Campbell. Campbell just pipped Jason Gillespie by a goal. Both players contributed to Coagh’s success knocking in 41 goals between them in both League and Cup Competitions.
Johnny Yorke carried off the Most Improved Player award. The goal stopper made the step up from Magherafelt Reds last season and worked hard with his coach Trevor McNicholl to become the number one choice between the Coagh sticks.
The Ernie Rankin Fair Play Award went to Scott McGeown. McGeown made the right back slot his own with some outstanding displays and was rarely seen in the Referee’s note book.
Coagh Reserves Player of the Year went to Clive Campbell. The midfield grafter was a popular choice among his fellow players.
Top Goal Scorer went to veteran Andrew Creighton with sixteen goals. The veteran may have put his boots in the bin but I think Chris Leacock will be looking him back for at least another season.
The Reserve Team most improved player went to Robbie Allen. Allen showed his attacking quality from the back and is one to watch for the future.