The Marlborough senior club football season came to a close on Saturday with a series of Knockout finals, followed by a prizegiving evening.
In the Knockout Bowl decider, Cobras came out on top of a closely-fought encounter 2-0.
The Knockout Shield was won by Blenheim Valley Masters who made no race of it against Rangers Clubs of Marlborough, winning 8-2.
The third final, the Knockout Plate, was taken out by Central Buccaneers who overcame Trojans Spartans 5-1.
The Knockout Cup final was played under lights 11 days ago with Central Pirates taking the honours. So perhaps fittingly, it was a Pirates player who bagged the association’s top prize at the MFA awards night.
Classy midfielder Jordy Columbus was voted the top male player across all men’s divisions while Tessa Hyland, from the Blenheim Valley Bullets side who competed in the Nelson division one competition, won the corresponding female award.
Wolfie Waechter was named the referee of the year, Julian Adamson from Redwood took out the Master of the Year accolade, Paul Mustey from Rangers Clubs of Marlborough claimed the top goalkeeping award while Connor Endersby from Rangers AFC was voted Colt of the Year.
Women’s Social Comp Winners: BV Chicks
Men’s Div 2 Round 1: Redwood Masters. Men’s Div 1 Round 1: Rangers AFC. Men’s Div 3 Round 2: Picton Crow Tavern Masters. Men’s Div 2 Round 2: Call Care Trojans. Men’s Div 1 Round 2
Men’s team (any division) highest points overall – Call Care Trojans
Knockout Consolation Plate: Central Buccaneers. Knockout Bowl: BV Cobras. Knockout Shield: BV Masters. Knockout Cup Runner Up: Rangers AFC. Knockout Cup Winner – Central Pirates
Women’s Zydenbos Shield – BV Chicks
Golden Boot – Women’s Social Division: Latoya Collins – BV Chicks. Golden Boot – Men’s Div 3: Iain Tyler (Picton Crow Tavern) and Julian Adamson (Redwood). Golden Boot – Men’s Div 2: Blair Hantz (Call Care Trojans). Golden Boot – Men’s Div 1: Adam Rose (Rangers AFC).
Most Improved Overall Women’s Social Comp: Charlotte Ward (Picton)
Personality Award – Women’s Comp: Ashleigh Patterson (BV Chicks). Personality Award – Men’s Comp: Kerry Wilkin
Media Award: Pete Jones (The Marlborough App)
Inspiration to Others – Cheryl Thompson Memorial Trophy: Mike Nicholl (Rangers Masters)
Referee of the Year: Wolfie Waechter
Sportsperson of the year – Women’s Comp: Rebekah Driver (Trojans)
Sports Team of the Year (Referees Choice): BV MBC
Goalkeeper Award: Paul Mustey (Rangers Clubs of Marlborough)
Colt of the Year: Connor Endersby (Rangers AFC)
Master of the Year – Julian Adamson (Redwood)
Women’s Social League Player of the Year: Latoya Collins (BV Chicks)
Player of the Year – Senior Div 3: Nicky Smith-Scott (Rangers Masters)
Player of the Year – Senior Div 2: Blair Hantz (Call Care Trojans)
Player of the Year – Senior Div 1: Oliver Saunders (Rangers AFC)
Women’s Player of the Year across all women’s divisions: Tessa Hyland (BV Bullets)
Men’s Player of the Year across all men’s divisions: Jordy Columbus (Central Pirates).