Skipper Matt Hockley was awarded the George Lockyer Trophy as the club’s Player of the Year at the Bideford FC annual dinner and awards evening on Saturday, marking the end of their first Southern League Premier Division season.
But it was Sean Downing who carried off most of the silverware, including the Tommy Robinson Cup for Players’ Player of the Year, the AMP Cup for Manager’s Player of the Year, the Tommy Brimacombe Cup for the highest goal scorer and the Ian Knight Cup for the highest number of assists.
The Roy Portch Cup for Young Player of the Year and the Supporters’ Player of the Year award both went to Rob Farkins.
Other awards: Geoff Hobbs Cup, Adrian Thurlow and Dudley Barry Cup, Richard Watts – both for outstanding assistance to the chairman and the club. Supporters’ Supporter of the Year Shield, Mike Bell. Salvers were presented to Kevin Squire for 50 goals scored; Matty Bye and Sean Downing 100 appearances; Matt Hockley 100 league appearances; Nick Barker 300 appearances; and Ellis Laight, 437 appearances and 151 goals - fourth highest appearances of any Bideford player.