Bury supporters present awards at Ipswich Town

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The Bury St Edmunds branch of the Official Ipswich Town Supporters’ Club were involved in a sell-out Player Awards Evening at Portman Road on Saturday.

Following the club’s 3-2 win over relegated Blackpool, Bury branch chair Nigel Cole went on stage with member Josh Walker to present Noel Hunt with a e plaque to mark his debut.

It was one Town fans are unlikely to forget, with the brother of Stephen Hunt coming on to score a dramatic last-minute winner at Charlton Athletic in front of 2,000 travelling fans on November 29.

Fellow Bury member Martin Swallow, also the PA announcer at Bury Town, presented the Away Match Passport Holders’ Player of the Season award to Daryl Murphy.

The Irishman, who tops the Championship’s goalscoring charts with 24 after he scored in injury-time in Tuesday’s 3-1 home win over Cardiff City, also walked off with the main prize of the evening, The Supporters’ Player of The Year.

Scotland international defender Christophe Berra came second in the fans’ poll and Mauritian international midfielder Kevin Bru third.

Republic of Ireland striker Murphy completed a hat-trick of awards on the night by being announced as the Junior Blues’ Player of the Year.

Teddy Bishop was the receipient of the Dale Roberts Academy Player of the Year in an evening compered in the Sir Bobby Robson Suite by BBC Radio Suffolk presenter Mark Murphy and which included an interview with manager Mick McCarthy.