Trophy time for Sleights Football Club

From left, Dylan Humble, Jack Henshaw, Sam Leadley, Ed Turner at the Sleights presentation night
From left, Dylan Humble, Jack Henshaw, Sam Leadley, Ed Turner at the Sleights presentation night
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Sleights Football Club, who recently announced they’re switching to the Beckett League next season, held their presentation night.

The club celebrated their best season since reforming in 2011 with a successful awards night at The Windmill, Stainsacre, on Saturday.

The village side made nearly £800 from their grand draw and thanked sponsors The Windmill, Spicule Ltd, Evolution MMA, TNT, Campbell’s Tyre & Exhaust Centre, The Co-operative, The Greedy Pig, The Singing Kettle, Whitby Seafoods, Colour Me Hair, Henderson’s Estate Agents, The Bay Hotel and The Plough Inn, Sleights.

Awards were also presented with joint managers Ed Turner and Sam Leadley deciding Adam Entwistle was their choice for Player of the Year.

Earlier, Turner and Leadley, who stepped in at the last minute over the summer to ensure the club could continue, received canvas prints paid for by the squad and committee member and player Joe Hugill, as well as medals and bottles.

Hugill and joint secretary Paul Connolly were also honoured with medals, while Connolly’s fellow secretary, Chris Warrior, received the Clubman Award for his efforts and new treasurer Gareth Bevins was thanked for his work.

Kit sponsor Nicky Baxter, of N Baxter Electrical was presented with a home shirt, emblazoned with his company logo and signed by the whole squad, via his housemate Jack Henshaw.

Entwistle recieved a printed shirt for his acquiring the most man of the match awards through the season, while Charlie Smith was voted Players’ Player of the Season.

Sixteen-year-old goalkeeper Dylan Humble won the young player of the year accolade and Henshaw took the trophy for leading goalscorer.