Players, management, supporters and officials attended Rocester Football Club’s annual Presentation Evening on Saturday at their Hillsfield ground to celebrate a season of progress on the field.
The Romans ended their Midland Football Alliance campaign in sixth place – the club’s highest position since 2007-08 when they finished fifth – coincidentally with an identical record of 67 points from 42 matches.
Chairman Mark Deaville opened the proceedings by paying tribute to the management team and the players, particularly for their brand of entertaining football, and he then thanked all the volunteers behind the scenes for their efforts throughout the season before inviting Manager Dave Langston to make his speech and announce the award winners.
First to receive an award was leading goalscorer Chris Sterling, who was presented with the Golden Boot by the club's main sponsor Phil Webster after bagging 28 goals during the campaign.
Young midfielder Jack Langston picked up the Supporters' Player of the Season, and was back on stage again moments later to receive his second award of the evening alongside skipper Craig Holland - both players being jointly chosen as the Managers' Player of the Season after Manager Langston explained that he "just couldn't separate them".
Holland was then called up again to receive his second award after his team mates almost unanimously voted him as the Players' Player of the Season.
One final presentation was made to Jack Langston to mark his achievement of becoming the youngest player to make 100 appearances in the club's history when he took the field against Causeway United in April a week before his 19th birthday.