Dixon’s double at Ashington end of season awards

Ashington FC's Conor Grant, left, and James Taylor with their end of season awards. Picture by Gav Perry
Ashington FC's Conor Grant, left, and James Taylor with their end of season awards. Picture by Gav Perry
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Midfielder Michael Dixon scooped a double at the annual end of season presentation ceremony held by Ashington FC in the function suite at Woodhorn Lane on Friday night.

Dixon lifted the Players’ Player of the Year and Club Player of the Year.

Dixon was unable to attend so close friend and striker Andrew Bulford accepted the trophies on his behalf from Colliers boss Steve Harmison.

Goalkeeper Conor Grant, who won the Players’ Player of the season last term, was the supporters’ choice as player of the season, whilst James Taylor took the award for goal of the season with his stunning strike in the home match against West Allotment Celtic.

Manager Steve Harmison told the audience that the players have got to perform better next term.

“It was a tough season and we underachieved,” he said.

“We weren’t good enough and have got to be better, stronger and more consistent.”

Harmison also said keeper Ben Dudzinski, who made a couple of appearances, had signed for Hartlepool, whilst long serving skipper Andrew Johnson had linked up with Spennymoor Town.

Earlier in the evening, defensive midfielder Kieran Hills lifted the Players’ Player of the Year award for Ashington Colliers, whose joint manager David Leightley said they had played through last season with the youngest squad in the league.

Joe Moscrop collected a double after being named the manager’s choice for Player of the Year as well as his strike against Seaton Delaval Amateurs winning him the goal of the season.

Musical entertainment on the night was provided by local band Pretty Anarchist.