Tom Pope is FIRST player to win POTY on three occasions

Striker Tom Pope was crowned player of the year for 2018 and in the process has become the first player to win the award on three separate occasions.

Pope, who scored nineteen goals this season, went home with five awards after Saturday’s ceremony.

Pope also won the award in 2013 and 2014. He moves ahead of David Harris, Martin Foyle, Ray Walker, Neil Aspin and Mark Grew who all won the award on two occasions.

Pope won the top-scorer award, players’ player of the year, away travel, Supporters Club player of the year and the official player of  the year award.

Elsewhere, James Gibbons won the young player of the year award after breaking into the first-team this season while retired defender Adam Yates picked up three well-deserved awards, including clubman of the year, for his service to the club.

Harry Benns, on the bench for the game against Carlisle was named youth player of the year.

Veteran Antony Kay, who scored two stunning goals this season, won goal of the season for his strike against Crewe.

2017-james-gibbons-altPlayer of the year awards 2018

Youth player of the year: Harry Benns

Young player of the year: James Gibbons (right)

Community player of the year: Adam Yates

Players’ player of the year: Tom Pope

Top goalscorer award: Tom Pope

Away travel player of the year: Tom Pope

Supporters Club special service award: Adam Yates

Supporters Club player of the year: Tom Pope

Goal of the season: Antony Kay (versus Crewe)

Clubman of the year: Adam Yates

Player of the year: Tom Pope