Sunday 24th April 2005

Dryden is the toast of Folkestone Invicta

JAMES Dryden was again the toast of Folkestone Invicta as he was chosen as Supporters' Player of the Year for the third season in four and for the second successive season, writes Richard Murrill.

It capped another remarkable season for the 25-year-old local striker during a campaign in which he had broken both the club's senior appearance and goalscoring records.

Centre half John Guest was second in the supporters' poll, with goalkeeper Tony Kessell and central defender Adam Flanagan joint third.

Flanagan was voted as Players' Player of the Year and Folkestone Herald Player of the Year, with defensive partner Guest chosen as away supporters' Player of the Year.

17-year-old James Everitt won a new trophy in memory of Derek Knight as Young Player of the Year. Long-time supporter Derek died earlier this year and the trophy was presented by his son Christian.

Ken Arnold and Dave Addison were chosen as Club Men of the year, with a special award going to William Webb for all his work behind the scenes.