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Torquay's Jamie Reid scoops player of the year prize

By HRBFC Press Team

The Gulls striker is named Vanarama National League South player of the year, after helping Gary Johnson's side to the league title.

It’s been a season which has seen the records tumble at Torquay United. First, the club won their first ever championship as they got their hands on the National League South title. Then on Saturday’s final day, the Gulls notched the quickest goal in their history - straight from kick-off against St Albans City. Now, for the first time in many moons, one of their club’s heroes has his hands on a player of the year award.

Torquay and their striker Reid didn’t know what to expect when they found themselves in a place the club never thought they would be. They went into the unknown but, sometimes, a surprise in football isn’t such a bad thing! The forward found the net no fewer than 29 times in the National League South alone. It came at a rate of a goal every 115 minutes and handed him the Golden Boot accolade, too.

His partnership with on-loan Saikou Janneh brought about a joint tally of 46 goals. With a forward-line like that, it’s no shock fingers are on prizes down in deepest Devon in what was a season to remember for Gary Johnson’s Gulls.

Elsewhere, Fylde's Danny Rowe and Spennymoor's Glen Taylor picked up the prizes for the Vanarama National League, and Vanarama National League North, respectively.

Updated 12:16 - 30 Apr 2019 by HRBFC Press Team

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