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A brace for Adam Cornell at Bracknell Town presentation evening

Adam Cornell, scorer of numerous goals since his arrival at Bracknell Town struck another brace tonight as he secured two first team awards at the end of season presentation evening.

Firstly, he was voted by his peers as Players Player of the Year. He also claimed the Roger Edwards Golden Boot for his impressive haul of 21 goals in 27 matches.

Bracknell Town's Kennie Chamberlain. Photo: Neil Graham.

Bracknell Town’s Kennie Chamberlain. Photo: Neil Graham.

Manager’s Player of the Year went to a very deserving Kennie Chamberlain who played a variety of positions including right back, right midfield, left midfield, central midfield and behind the striker and really came to the fore with a very consistent run in the last fifteen matches.

Young full back George Lock took the Supporters Player of the Year award polling sixteen of the 29 votes. Despite only turning eighteen last month, Lock played 43 times with only goalkeeper Garry Aulsberry featuring more times and his tenacity and work-rate really stood out amongst the fans.

Bracknell Town's George Lock. Photo: Neil Graham.

Bracknell Town’s George Lock. Photo: Neil Graham.

James King also claimed two awards as he was voted Manager’s Player of the Year and Players Player of the Year for the development team. King started the season in first team where he featured nine times before he moved to the development team following an injury.

Four goals in ten appearances in which he was one of the more senior players despite being relatively young saw him stand out and deservedly claim the prizes.

Ben Poynter celebrates scoring with Sean Hanley. Photo: Neil Graham.

Ben Poynter celebrates scoring with Sean Hanley. Photo: Neil Graham.

Youngster Ben Poynter claimed the Golden Boot. Poynter’s progress saw him promoted into the first team where he struck six goals to match his development team tally which would have been higher but for his first team matches.

It was a difficult season for the youth team who narrowly avoided finishing outside the relegation places but they had some great players too.

Manager’s Player of the Year went to captain Taylor Sheeran. With regular captain Lock featuring predominately for the first team, Sheeran stepped up and led the side extremely well.

Sean Hanley took the highly coveted Players Player of the Year award. A tireless worker with blistering place, Hanley was always an outlet for his side and he weighed in with seven goals too.

Bracknell Town striker Connor Thorndike. Photo: Connor Sharod-Southam.

Bracknell Town striker Connor Thorndike. Photo: Connor Sharod-Southam.

The Golden Boot winner was Connor Thorndike. Thorndike, Hanley and Elias Hannibal all struck seven goals but Thorndike’s came in only 14 appearances whilst Hanley’s were from 19 appearance and Hannibal’s came from 22 appearances.

Development team manager Liam Day was named Clubman of the Year 2016. Day has helped all three sides this year before being appointed development team manager and has really stepped up to the mark around Larges Lane which led to the Board of Directors choosing him for this award.

Bracknell Town development manager Liam Day. Photo: Neil Graham.

Bracknell Town development manager Liam Day. Photo: Neil Graham.

Thanks were also given to all the volunteers who have helped out around the ground and flowers were presented to Carole Swabey who has kept everybody fed and watered in the tea bar.

The full list of winners is:

First Team

Manager’s Player of the Year 2015-16 – Kennie Chamberlain
Players Player of the Year 2015-16 – Adam Cornell
Supporters Player of the Year 2015-16 – George Lock
Roger Edwards Golden Boot 2015-16 – Adam Cornell

Development Team

Manager’s Player of the Year 2015-16 – James King
Players Player of the Year 2015-16 – James King
Golden Boot 2015-16 – Ben Poynter

Youth Team

Manager’s Player of the Year 2015-16 – Taylor Sheeran
Players Player of the Year 2015-16 – Sean Hanley
Golden Boot 2015-16 – Connor Thorndike

Club

Clubman of the year 2016 – Liam Day

Full details on the redevelopment plans for Larges Lane were also announced on the evening. Full details here.

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Darrell Freeland

<p>Darrell is the co-editor of FootballinBracknell. He has an encyclopaedic knowledge of local football, it’s teams and leagues and was previously club secretary at Bracknell Town FC.</p><br />

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