Sunday 09th May 2004

Dryden is a hit with Folkestone fans

After beating Newport IOW by three goals to nil in their final game of the season, there was a feel good factor at Folkestone Invicta's presentation night, writes Mick Cork.

Striker Jimmy Dryden was named Supporters Player of the Year for the second time in three seasons.

Dryden's brace on the final day of the season took his total to twenty-four in an excellent season where his contribution - as ever- has been so much more than just scoring.

He also received local newspaper The Herald Player of the Year award for the first time, having led the consistency-based ratings almost throughout the long season.

Ever present goalkeeper Tony Kessell was runner-up for the supporters award with Michael Everitt third.

Kessell was also Away Supporters Player of the Year while Everitt took manager Neil Cugley's trophy for the second successive season.

The "Imposing" Players Player of the Year - presented by Unique Trading - went to defender Adam Flanaghan.

Minibus maestro Derek Miller took the Supporter of the Year award ahead of stiff competition from fellow driver Geoff Senior and ever present fan Allan Simmonds.

Programme editor and "Impresario" Richard Murrill was named clubman of the year, beating off the fierce challenge from Allan Simmonds, again, Phil Orris, Nigel Patey, Clive Arnold and Sally Pilcher, last years winner Ken Arnold and several others.

Supporters' Club committeeman Mick Cork said: "It is a measure of how far we have come that we have now far more people helping the club on a regular basis - but we can always do with more!"

Michael Everitt was also named F.J. Fullick Player of the Month for April.

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