When you are named best player by both your team-mates and manager, it is obvious you’ve had a pretty good season.
So it was a very happy Llinos Hughes who discovered she had won the Players’ Player and Manager’s Player of the Season awards from her club NFA this weekend.
Due to lockdown restrictions, the awards were staged virtually on the internet, but there was still plenty of support and excitement for the event.
The 2019-20 season was NFA’s first in the North Wales Women’s League and only comprised nine league games and two in the cups.
The Rhyl-based newcomers racked up a very impressive six league wins, though, to finish third in Division Two on the points-per-game method.
Defender Llinos was outstanding throughout, the 18-year-old showing a remarkable level of consistency in her first full campaign in adult football.
Young Player of the Year went to Chloe Evans, a 17-year-old defender whose industry and determination on the field was a shining example to all around her.
Emily Jones and Amy Webster took the Joint Top Scorer prize, while Stephenie Hewitt, 27 yesterday, was rewarded for her dedication by scooping the Most Committed Player award.
Awards in Summary
Players’ Player and Manager’s Player of the Season
Joint Top Scorer
Emily Jones and Amy Webster – 10
Young Player of the Season
Most Committed Player
NFA results 2019-20
Sep 8: Amlwch Town (home – league) 0-9
Sep 15: Caernarfon Town (away – league) 7-1 (Emily Jones 3, Rachel Lloyd 2, Amy Webster 2)
Sep 22: Bethel (away – NEWFA Cup) 2-5 (Rebecca Bannister 2, 1 pen)
Oct 6: Pwllheli (away – league) 3-4 (Emily Jones, Rachel Lloyd 2)
Oct 13: Mountain Rangers (home – league) 2-1 (Emily Jones, Ashleigh Mills)
Oct 27: Llanberis (away – league) 2-0 (Amy Webster, Emily Jones)
Nov 3: Penrhyn Bay (home – league) 6-3 (Jessica Mills, Amy Webster 3, Rebecca Bannister, Emily Jones)
Dec 8: Llanfair United (away – Betty Pickering Cup) 1-4 (Amy Webster)
Jan 5: Connah’s Quay Nomads (home – league) 3-5 (Rachel Lloyd, Emily Jones, Amy Webster) – abandoned 78 min, result stands
Jan 19: Caernarfon Town (home – league) 6-1 (Amy Chesters, Ashleigh Mills 3, Amy Webster 2)
Feb 2: Llanberis (home – league) 3-2 (Emily Jones 2, Amy Chesters)
Played 9 Won 6 Drawn 0 Lost 3 GF 32 GA 26 – final position: 3rd
Played 2 Lost 2 GF 3 GA 9
Played 11 Won 6 Lost 5 GF 35 GA 35
10 – Emily Jones (all league), Amy Webster (9 league, 1 cup)
5 – Rachel Lloyd
4 – Ashleigh Mills
3 – Rebecca Bannister
2 – Amy Chesters
1 – Jessica Mills