Johnny takes top title but Southend sweep up

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Johnny Sloss has been named player of the year in the annual Arran Football Association awards.

The Lamlash forward was the only player from another team to feature in the awards which were almost a clean sweep for Southend.

The trophies were presented by John Copperwheat at the conclusion of the Copperwheat Knockout Cup final in which Southend beat Northend 7-0, as reported in last week’s Banner.

Runner-up to Johnny as player of the year was Southender Ryan Armstrong. It was a switch in the golden boot as Ryan pipped Johnny with 17 goals to Johnny’s 16.

In the under 18s category it was a similar story as the Southenders dominated. Gregor Crichton won young player of the year with his team mate Liam Bremner coming runner-up. However Liam won the golden boot with 9 goals just ahead of Gregor with 8.

A spokesman for the Arran Football Association said: ‘As the 2019 season draws to a close we would like to thank John, Arran Haulage and Arran Dairies for their sponsorship and keeping the league going.’

Liam Bremner with his under 18 awards. 01_B35year01

Cregor Crichton with his under 18 awards. 01_B35year02

Ryan Armstrong is all smiles as receives the golden boot award from John Copperwheat. 01_B35year03

Johnny Sloss is congratulated as player of the year by John Copperwheat. 01_B35year04

Southend with their team and individual trophy haul for the season. 01_B35year05