End of Season Presentation News and North Division Round Up

Last night saw the annual end of season presentation night and awards ceremony for the Juniors and an enjoyable night saw the players, management team, committee, sponsors, friends and family enjoy the hospitality of sponsors The Wheel Inn, the traditional end of season video and, of course, the awards themselves presented by Scone’s Honorary President and Club Legend – Willie Pennycook.

The end of season video can be enjoyed by those who weren’t there last night below.  Please note that as the video contains copyrighted music it can only be viewed from certain platforms due to YouTube copyright policy.   Computers are ok but various mobile and table devices may not allow you to watch it.  Apologies for any problems but this is outwith the control of the Scone Thistle Media Team unfortunately.

Award Winners for 2016/17

The Club awards five awards to players and non-players alike, these being, Player of the Year, Players’ Player of the Year, Management Team’s award for Commitment by a player, Topscorer award and Clubman/woman of the Year.   This year’s award winners were:

Player of the Year – Craig Mitchell

Congratulations to Craig, not only on winning this year’s Player of the Year award but also to him and wife Gillian who became parents for the first time last week.  Welcome to the world, Theo, from all your new friends at the Jags and best wishes to Craig and Gill.

Players’ Player of the Year – Craig Mitchell and Abi Njie (Joint Winners)

The votes for the Players’ Player this year saw a tie and so the award has been given jointly to Craig Mitchell and Abi Njie.   It’s a well deserved second award for Craig and a very deserved award for Abi who has made a huge impact in his first season at the Club.

Management Team’s award for Commitment – Lewis Avolio

This is the first time this award has been presented and goes to the player who, in the opinion of the Club’s management team has shown most commitment in training and on match day across the whole season.  It’s a very well deserved award to the youngest member of the squad, Lewis Avolio, who has worked hard in training all year and made a huge success of his loan period at local amateur side Burrelton Rovers.

Top Scorer award – Abi Njie, Runner Up – Fraser Mills

The Jags have been fortunate this season in enjoying the scoring prowess of not only one but two first class strikers and in the end the top scoring competition has came down to only a couple of goals with Abi scoring a total of 22 to date and Millsy with 19.  With Fraser being suspended for our last game of the season this coming Wednesday the awards were able to be handed out last night.

Clubman/woman of the Year – Ewan Dow.

Assistant secretary and media officer, Ewan has been responsible for the new Sconesport video highlights package as well as working with Jon Baker on the Club’s media output throughout the year.

Congratulations to all our award winners and thank you to everyone who has contributed to making this season such a success for the Jags – a top six finish is guaranteed at least, with Wednesday still to come, and it will be the Club’s best ever North Division finish a great achievement for a club with one of the smaller budgets in the league.

North Division review

There’s been a total of six matches played in the McBookie.com North Division over the past week with the matches on Monday night past almost certainly seeing the title heading to Kirriemuir after Kirrie Thistle defeated Luncarty 3-2 at Brownlands Park with the hosts unable to repeat the feat of their Perthshire neighbours, Scone, in stopping the Kirrie juggernaut.

At the same time, Kirrie’s nearest challengers, Thornton Hibs, were being held to a 2-2 draw with Dundee North End.   The results mean that Thornton need to win their final match of the season against Brechin Vics due to be played next Saturday, see Kirrie Thistle lose their last game against Dundee North End (currently unscheduled) and for there to be a 14 goal swing against Kirrie to win the title.   It seems unlikely however when the games are scheduled we’ll bring you news on the destination of the North Division title.

Yesterday saw a further four games with the match of note being at Beechwood Park where hosts Lochee Harp played their final match at the venue that has been their home for decades prior to a summer move to a new ground.

The hosts enjoyed the occasion too with a heavy 8-1 defeat of Brechin Vics giving the old ground the perfect send off.

There were final games of the season for Lochore Welfare at home to Arbroath Vics and for Newburgh at home to Luncarty and on both occasions the away side were to claim all three points with Vics winning 3-0 and Luncarty edging out ‘Burgh 3-2.  The results see Welfare finish second bottom, Newburgh in 12th, Arbroath one place better off in 11th and Luncarty in mid-table in 7th place.

The final game of the day saw Forfar Albion confirmed as the division’s bottom club for the season after they were defeated 4-0 away at Thornton Hibs.

The action this coming week sees just the one match mid-week as Scone Thistle bring down the curtain on their season by travelling to Dundee North End.  The match at North End Park kicks off at 7.15pm and we’ll have our usual media coverage available across social media.

The current McBookie.com North Division table is available here and the weekend’s full McBookie.com North Division results were:

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Beechwood Park, Dundee

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Central Park, Crosshill

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East Shore Park, Newburgh

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Memorial Park, Thornton


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