By Glen Robertson
Stuart Owen was named player of the year at Newton Aycliffe’s annual presentation evening.
The Newtonian made 48 appearances during the campaign, scoring five goals along the way.
Owen, a midfielder by trade, spent the majority of the season filling in at left-back and put in a number of sterling displays along the way.
Elsewhere, Danny Earl picked up a hat-trick of awards. The former Billingham Synthonia striker added the players’ player and the supporters’ player awards to his top scorer trophy, after netting 25 goals in 41 games after arriving from Norton & Stockton.
Summer signing Martin Young picked up the secretary’s player of the year, following an impressive debut season which saw him score six times in 41 appearances from midfield.
And the manager’s award went to Fred Woodhouse, who scored 10 goals in 49 outings and made a name as a striker after previously playing out wide.
Woodhouse topped his successful night off by being put under the brilliant hypnotist Adam Night’s spell.
Mark Wood was another volunteer in the night’s entertainment and the pair were made to undertake a variety of embarrassing acts.
Chairman Gary Farley added an emotional tribute to the late, great Frankie Swinburne, whose passing away during the campaign brought much sadness to the club.