Goldfinch scoops Hadleigh awards

Hadleigh United’s central defender, Mark Goldfinch, was given two awards after a successful first season.

The Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division side came eighth and also enjoyed their best-ever FA Vase run, reaching the quarter finals, losing 2-0 to finalists Tunbridge Wells.

Goldfinch, who moved to Hadleigh from Leiston last summer, received the Supporters’ Player of the Year and the Players’ Player award at the presentation evening at the Millfield Saturday.

The Manager’s Award went to Ollie Brown, who joined from Whitton United in the summer.

Prize winners for the Reserves were: Michael Barwick, Harry Evans and Damon Artiss, while the under-18 winners were Harry Evans, with two awards, and Damon Artiss.

Clubman of the Year was groundsman and programme editor Chris Towell.

n The Brettsiders have also sealed the return of Duane Wright from Needham Market this week.