Although the league campaign ended prematurely, the 2019-20 season was a successful one for St. Duthus FC. With just four games left when the league was cancelled, they had improved their overall points per game average - their best since rejoining the league in 2016. More impressively, St. Duthus reached two cup finals, and won the latter of those in January to capture the Football Times Cup for the first time since 1982.
Indeed, for Saints it was a season worth celebrating — and following a vote of players and committee, we can now announce that striker Ben Bruce has been named as the Club’s Player of the Year for 2019-20. Having been met with stiff competition from a number of top performers this season, Ben emerged as the highest voted for candidate ahead of Jon Campbell (2nd), Cammy Mackintosh (3rd) and Charlie MacDonald (4th).
The striker finished the season with a tally of 21 goals in just 13 games and also collected the Club’s Top Goalscorers award - a fantastic return for the striker, after having spent the whole of 2018-19 out of action with an injury.
Completing a trio of awards, Ben Bruce has also been awarded this season’s Goal of the Season trophy - recognised for his memorable second goal in the Football Times Cup Final back in January.
Speaking this week, Ben said:
“I’m delighted to pick up these awards, especially Players’ Player of The Year. Thanks to the guys for voting for me. My success this season came from having such a solid foundation behind me. It was a good season for us but I’m itching to get back, and challenge for more silverware - including the league title.”
Congratulations also go to 19 year old Adam Allan who has been named as the Club’s Young Player of the Year for 2019-20. Joining Saints last summer from Brora Rangers, Adam played in 16 games during the season, scoring 1 goal.