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NPL EVOSTIK PLAYER AWARDS

By Jon Eeles

LEEK TOWN PLAYERS HONOURED IN BARNSLEY

It was a good night for Leek Town players in Barnsley as they were honoured at the #EvoStikLeague Player Awards.

The annual awards celebrate players skill and achievements across the three leagues Premier, East & West as well as the increasingly respected NPLFA Academy.

For the first team both Danny Roberts & Dan Trickett-Smith were selected in team of the year for the West Division .

Danny Roberts is in his second spell at the Club and rejoined in January 2018 from Belper Town. Danny originally joined Leek during the 2010/11 season and has since also played for Norton United and Witton Albion helping both to win promotion. He has played a major part in the teams defensive achievements this season - with only 33 goals conceded in the league and 15 cleans sheets in League and Cup competitions. Danny holds a law degree and is a very popular player amongst Club officials, peers and fans.

Dan Trickett-Smith joined Leek in September 2017 after a spell playing for Sacramento Republic in the USA. Dan started out on the books of Crewe Alexandra before securing a £300,000 move to Liverpool aged just 16. He moved to America following his release from Anfield. Since joining Dan has become a firm fan favourite - scoring 25 goals in 67 appearances and creating countless assists. Dan has had ambitions to return to the full time game, and his performances have been rewarded this season as he has signed a professional contract with Port Vale and was loaned back to Leek for the remainder of this season.

The accolades kept coming when it was also announced that both Jessy Bavanganga and Kingsley Cudjoe had been named in the NPLFA team of the year,.

Jessy is no stranger to Leek Town fans as he became the first graduate from the Blues NPLFA Academy side to make it into the first team squad when he made his debut in April 2018. Jessy is currently on loan at Abbey Hulton FC and has signed a contract with the first team.

Kingsley is also another exciting prospect from the NPLFA Academy and has been training with the first team. Kingsley can play in midfield or attack and has been regularly nominated in the Player of the Month category for the NPLFA.

The Academy awards reflect the hard work of John Mayer who took over as Coach in 2017 with the tea, continuing to improve each season.

All at the Club would like to congratulate all players honoured and particularly those from Leek Town - well done lads.

Updated 19:56 - 24 Apr 2019 by Stevie R

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