Ballymena United brought the curtain down on the club’s campaign with its annual end-of-season prize function on Saturday.
A bumper crowd of players, officials and supporters packed the Des Allen Suite as the season’s top performers at first team, reserve and youth levels were recognised.
Off the field, the inaugural Noel Millar Memorial Trophy - in memory of the late club treasurer - was won by long-serving official Billy Bell, who is retiring from club duties. The full list of prizewinners was:
Youth team leading goalscorer (sponsored by The Sports Hut) - Matthew Shevlin.
Youth team player of year (sponsored by Seven Towers SC) - Kurtis McCartney.
Youth team players’ player of year (sponsored by John Clarke) - Johnny Logan.
Reserve team leading goalscorer (sponsored by Sports Hut) - Matthew Shevlin.
Reserve team player of year (sponsored by Jonny Irwin) - Callum Kearney.
Reserve team players’ player of year - Jason Johnston.
Seven Towers SC leading goalscorer (sponsored by Karen Torrington and Lindsay Gordon) - Matthew Tipton.
Seven Towers SC player of year (sponsored by Wright family) - Allan Jenkins.
Noel Brown memorial shield (sponsored by Brown family) - Allan Jenkins.
Spirit of 89 SC player of year - Matthew Tipton.
Paradise SC player of year (sponsored by Motor Body Repairs and Styling) - Allan Jenkins.
First team players’ player of year (sponsored by Stephen Alexander) - Stephen McBride.
Clubman of Year (sponsored by Sports Hut) - Bertnel Thompson.
Noel Millar memorial trophy - Billy Bell.
Manager Glenn Ferguson reflected on the past season, adding: “Hopefully we can have a good pre-season and then kick on to the next level.”