Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Results of End of Season Awards

With the big day at Wembley having been and gone and the season officially over, here are the results of Bulls News' End of Season Awards.

Thank you to the 885 people who voted, with only one person suggesting John Snape for every category.

All the results have been counted and verified since Sunday, with any inaccuracies dealt with. The results are as follows:

Most Improved Player - Jimmy Oates

Oates scored a penalty in the County Cup final earlier this month

Most Consistent Player - Aaron Birch

Birch was injured within the opening minute of the game against Salisbury at home - he played the full 90 minutes

Most Valuable Mid-Season Signing - Ryan Green

Both Mike Symons and Ryan Green had 31% of the vote, but Green received 7 more votes.

Green after the 8-0 home win against Heanor on April 23rd

Young Player of the Season - Mustapha Bundu

Bundu after he scored his second goal at Hartley Wintney

Not-so-Young Player of the Season - Ryan Green

Green scored the Bulls' goal in the 1-1 league draw with Alvechurch - this is where Hereford's winning run turned into an unbeaten one instead

Overall Player of the Season - Pablo Haysham

Haysham opened the scoring in the 5-0 win at Loughborough University

Goal of the Season - John Mills vs Camberley (Home)

Here's the goal from Kevin's report for BN:

Staley took a quick throw on the left-wing to Edwards, who cut inside his marker to play a one-two with Birch. The return ball was driven low by Edwards and Mills found half a yard at the front post on his marker to superbly touch home with his right-foot past Bradshaw. Cue pandemonium from the home support and the Hereford players alike. Heartbreak for Camberley but delirium for Hereford.

Best Home Game - FA Vase QF - Camberley (3-2 win AET)

The best home game included the goal of the season which seems fair.

Celebrations after Mills' winner
Kevin's report can be read here (link).

Best Away Game - Salisbury (2-1 win (3-1 agg))

Of course this was the game where Hereford secured a place in the FA Vase final at Wembley.

Rob Purdie jumps into the crowd to celebrate the win
Kevin's report for the game at Salisbury can be read here (link).

Favourite Away Ground - Loughborough University

Loughborough University had arguably the best ground in the league last season, with a main stand and uncovered terracing running all around the perimeter of the pitch.

The stand at Loughborough - it was opened in 2012

Thank you once again to all who voted, and all being well we will run the vote again at the end of next season.