Marshall scoops top award for Oxenhope

Keighley News: Tom Marshall, second from right, won the Duncan Frazer Cup for Oxenhope’s first team at the club’s annual presentation Tom Marshall, second from right, won the Duncan Frazer Cup for Oxenhope’s first team at the club’s annual presentation

Oxenhope Recreation Football Club held their presentation evening recently, with over 60 players and supporters in attendance.

Tom Marshall won the Duncan Frazer Cup for the first team’s top player, while the Clifford Coates Cup for the Reserves’ player of the year was lifted by Leon Smith.

The third team player of the season went to McKenzie Dawson and the Ashley Bevan Memorial Trophy for clubman of the year was won by Chris Ellis.

The James Fisher Mem-orial Trophy for young player of the year was won by Will Wells. Scott Nelson collected the supporters’ award.

Other winners – Managers’ awards: Scott Nelson, Liam Blacka, Tony Cooper. Players’ player: Tom Marshall, Will Lee, McKenzie Dawson; Leading goal-scorer (shared): Michael Garnett, Dan Moriarty, Leon Smith.

Pride of place on the night went to the Keighley & District FA Challenge Cup, which Oxenhope first team won for the second time in three years.

The first team also finished a creditable sixth in the Premier Division of the West Yorkshire League.

The Reserves, in only their second season in the top flight of the West Yorkshire Alliance, finished third and had a chance of the title right up to the final few games.

Oxenhope third team gained promotion to Division Two of the Craven and District League.

More good news for the Worth Valley club was that they will resume playing on their centenary pitch back in the village at the start of next season, following extensive improvements to the drainage system.

The club have also entered an under-18 team in the Craven, Aire and Wharfe League and will play on Sundays at the Recreation Ground.

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