MO, SCOTT, LIZ SCOOP AWARDS!
Despite a truncated season, there has been great interest amongst Society members to nominate their player of the season. And the players themselves and the management team have also had their say. Finally, the Board have voted for the Club Person of the Year.
And the winners are….
SUPPORTERS PLAYER OF THE SEASON: Muhammadu Faal
Prior to his move to Bolton Wanderers in January, Mo made 30 appearances in a Town shirt, netting an impressive 27 goals. In the season just ended, he finished as top scorer with 24 goals in 25 games. The ever-popular Mo also picked up 7 man-of-the-match awards, 6 of those during 2019-20. He joined the club from Kingstonian in December 2018, having had spells with Dulwich Hamlet and in Italy with L’Aquila, and he made a terrific impact during his relatively short stay at the QEII.
Manager Andy Leese said “I’m not surprised at Mo’s award given what he achieved before he left us. He’s a talented, popular and likeable lad and no one is more pleased with his progress than the management team.
“We agreed some targets with Mo last summer and he delivered on them all before going on to become a full-time professional. Our supporters know a good player when they see one, and this award is a reflection of their feelings for Mo and what he did for us”.
PLAYERS’ PLAYER AND MANAGEMENT TEAM’S PLAYER OF THE SEASON: Scott Thomas
Scott joined us from Royston Town at the start of the season, having previously represented Hemel Hempstead Town, Chesham United, Boreham Wood and St Albans City. He had played for Royston in the Crows’ 2-0 FA Trophy home victory against Town in October 2017. He made 40 appearances for us during the 2019-20 campaign, picking up 3 man-of-the-match awards.
Andy Leese said “Scott has been recognised by both the squad and the management team, and that’s no surprise to me. I knew that Scott was what we needed last summer to knit things together on the field and he’s been a great signing for the club. He allows others around him to play their game and he does a lot of unseen work on the pitch week in, week out.
“He is a model of consistency, no trouble to manage, and is a great character to have about the place. These two awards are very well deserved.”
CLUB PERSON OF THE SEASON: Liz Chowne
This year’s club person, as voted by the Board, is Associate Director Liz Chowne, who has been tireless in her efforts over the course of the season, particularly on match days. And she still has time to stand wearing her Town shirt, supporting the team home and away with husband Michael. Very well done Liz!
Match Secretary John Dolan said “Liz not only helps efficiently with first team home matchday preparation in the office ensuring team sheets are prepared, she will also cover other duties as necessary, including some of mine on occasion!” In the season just ended, Liz also undertook development team matchday duties, including teamsheets, looking after match officials, taking the gate and catering for teams and match officials.”
Vice Chairman Paul Millington said “Liz has also volunteered with Enfield Town Community Sports Development, becoming one of the Charity’s trustees. Helping with essential tasks such as payroll and recently ensuring staff continue to receive pay through the furlough scheme, Liz has also helped out with the administration of collecting subs from parents during the coaching sessions braving all weathers in doing so.”
Let’s hope these well merited awards are followed by a return to at least some club activity before too long. In the meantime, the club will continue to keep in touch during these very difficult times.