Curzon reflect on memorable season
Monday 8th May 2017 @ 12:08 by Mark Phillip
Football Sports

Curzon Ashton Football Club held its annual awards ceremony at the Tameside Stadium last weekend.

Those in attendance were able to reflect on what has been a truly memorable season for the Nash, who consolidated their position in the National League North for a third successive season with six games to spare.

Although the memorable cup run ended in bitter disappointment to AFC Wimbledon in the second round in December, the club did manage to accrue a substantial windfall from TV appearances, which will go towards replacing the artificial pitch at the Tameside Stadium.

Having been a pivotal figure in the Curzon squad throughout the entire season, midfielder Joe Guest picked up the Manager’s Player of the Season trophy, while the equally impressive Jonathan Hunt, who has been a mainstay in the Curzon defence throughout the campaign, picked up the Players’ Player of the Season and Supporters’ Player of the Season awards.

Jamie Stott became something of a fans favourite during his loan spell from Oldham Athletic, and the central defender found his efforts rewarded with the Special Achievement award on Saturday.

Stott returned to Oldham towards the end of the season and helped the club avoid relegation with a Man of the Match performance in a derby day win against Bolton Wanderers.

Upon returning to Oldham, Curzon manager John Flanagan said: “I’d like to congratulate Jamie on his progression to the Oldham Athletic first team squad. We’re of course disappointed that he won’t be with us on Saturday but delighted that this opportunity has come his way.

“Hopefully we’ve contributed to the progress he’s made this season and I’m certain that if he continues to maintain the fantastic attitude and appetite for the game, he’s got a great chance of establishing himself in Latics first team.

“On behalf of everybody here at Curzon I’d like to thank Jamie for his commitment and attitude during his time with us and Oldham Athletic for allowing us to having him for a lengthy loan period.

“He’s genuinely a top lad and we wish him all the very best for the future. Thanks for everything.”

Below is a list of the other winners on Saturday evening:

U17 Players’ Player of the Season: Jack Cope

U17 Managers’ Player of the Season – Dan Nield

U18 Players’ Player of the Season – Ben Matthews

U18 Managers’ Player of the Season – Oliver Thornley

Reserve team Players’ Player of the Season – Josh Lawman

Reserve team Managers’ Player of the Season – Jordan Latham

PT Jackson Award – Aaron Flanagan