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Brennan Lands Awards Double

2 May 2017

Wide man given two main awards.

Colchester United wide man Brennan Dickenson had a night to remember on Tuesday, as he picked up the top two awards in the club’s End of Season dinner at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.

In front of a packed room, Brennan was chosen by supporters as the club's Official Player of the Year, seeing off the challenge of Chris Porter and George Elokobi to collect the main award.

And, in a memorable season for the former Gillingham man, he was also selected as the U's Players Player of the Year, with Chris and Drey Wright making the top three.

Brennan has hit new heights with the U's this season – having scored eight goals in his career prior to his arrival in north Essex, he has hit an impressive twelve this season, pushing Chris and Kurtis Guthrie all the way for the top scorer crown.

His dynamic performances have seen him become a key part of the U's attacking thrust and his performances have gained him many admirers both in north Essex and around the footballing circuit.

Whilst he just missed out on the Player of the Year award, there was some silverware for the ever popular George Elokobi.

George, who started the season out on loan at Braintree, has enjoyed a renaissance this season and capped that off with a stunning strike against Wycombe Wanderers to seal a vital three points against the Chairboys. 

That goal was selected by supporters as the top goal from 2016/17, amidst some tough competition from some fantastic finishes by U's players over the last nine months.

Whilst George has provided his experience and leadership, there have been a host of young players make a telling contribution to the first team’s successes this season.

The win over Leyton Orient saw us reach 200 appearances in the first team contributed by Academy graduates and several went head to head for the Young Player of the Year award.

His late emergence into the first team this season saw Cameron James pick up plenty of votes, but it was our midfield warrior Tom Lapslie who took the trophy this year in a season that has seen him make 39 appearances for John McGreal's side.

Captain Luke Prosser saw his season curtailed by injury, but he was an award winner on Tuesday night, with his leadership in the community acknowledged as he picked up the Community Player of the Year title.

Congratulations to all of our winners and thanks to everyone who came along on Tuesday!

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