... collecting the coveted Players’ Player of the Year and Supporters’ Player of the Year awards.
He capped a memorable season, which included that stunning goal against champions Chester, by picking up his second and third end of season honours during his six seasons with the club.
Gari was one of six first team players honoured at the event held at The Cumberland Hotel in Workington on Saturday evening attended by the manager and the majority of the players, officials and supporters. The Reserves and Ladies teams also honoured their individual achievers in a well organised function which included a buffet and disco.
Gari collected his mementoes from manager Darren Edmondson sporting a black and very swollen right eye – a legacy of the afternoon’s action against Colwyn Bay.
Jonny Wright, another consistent performer throughout the campaign, also picked up two awards – the National Supporters’ Player of the Year and the Regular Away Supporters’ Player of the Year with the latter presented to Jonny after the game by John and Sam Norman of Leicester.
Niall Cowperthwaite was voted Young Player of the Year but wasn’t able to attend the event so will collect his salver later.
Gareth Arnison collected the top scorer award for the fifth successive season.
There were also three special awards for outstanding achievement.
David Hewson, who hinted that he may have played his last game for the club, was recognised for his outstanding service to Reds having completed his tenth season at Borough Park.
Lee Andrews was rewarded with a piece of glassware for completing two hundred games for the club while Gareth Arnison picked up an engraved ‘golden boot’ to mark his 100 goals for Reds.