Bury's Hughes scoops supporters' award
It may have been his most fallow season in front of goal since joining the club, but Bury Town fans still showed their appreciation for Ollie Hughes’ efforts by awarding him the supporters’ player of the season.
The 31-year-old returned nine goals from 46 appearances (four as substitute) having mainly been deployed in a wide left role behind lone striker Cemal Ramadan.
But though he fell some way short of his goal totals of his previous two seasons at Ram Meadow – 14 from 32 apps and 18 from 51 apps – it was his contribution to the team that evidently saw him pip 34-goal Ramadan to the prized award. Goalkeeper Luis Tibbles, who made a name for himself saving penalties during the course of the season as well as being a reliable shot-stopper, took the players’ player of the year award at the presentation evening held at Ram Meadow the Saturday before last.
But Ben Chenery did recognise summer signing Ramadan’s contribution to their ninth place finish in the Bostik League North Division with the manager’s player of the year award.
It was also a night for the club to recognise the efforts of the volunteers who keep things running on match days, and Stuart Rose took the unsung hero award for his work in helping to run the tea hut adjacent to the Jimmy Rattle Stand.
l Meanwhile,the uncertainty surrounding Team Bury’s future at Ram Meadow continues to rumble on with Suffolk FA understood to still be waiting for the national FA to answer their questions regarding complications on a motion carried by two of the club’s three officers to fold the club in favour of a new under-23s Bury Town team.
That side, which has already been accepted into the Bostik League’s development league, held open trials at Hardwick Heath this week.
l Diss Town have announced Sam Last, the manager’s player of the year award winner at Team Bury, has joined them.