FOOTBALL: DOZENS of supporters, players, and directors turned out at the Village Hotel on Friday night to celebrate Solihull Moors’ debut season in the Vanarama National League, reports John Clothier.
The annual awards night saw celebrations take place after Moors avoided relegation from the top tier of non-league football at their first attempt.
Moors eventually finished the season in 16th place on 55 points, with ex Football League outfits Torquay United and Chester below them and York City – who came down from Division Two of the Football League last season.
Multiple awards were handed out on the night with Harry White – now with Chester – bagging the prestigious Top Goalscorer award having found the back of the net on 12 occasions.
The Moment of the Season award went to the away win at Macclesfield Town, a moment where Moors’ poor run of results finished as a steady rise up the league started
Liam Daly received the award for Supporters Player of the Season after proving himself as an ever present rock on the centre of defence until an unfortunate injury towards the end of the season took over.
Michael Mulryan scooped the Clubman of the Year award for all the hours of dedicated voluntary work throughout the history of Solihull Moors and Moor Green before that.
For many years Michael has been chairman of the SMSA while being one of the faces in the match day office and even a cheer leader on the terraces
Omari Sterling-James’ strike against Dagenham was awarded Goal of the Season after he collected Connor Franklin’s pass some 25 yards out and unleashed a bullet of a shot into the top left hand corner of the net.
Liam McDonald presented Kristian Green with the Managers Player of the Season while Liam Daly presented Jack Bryne with the Players Player of the Season award.