Timsbury Athletic celebrated another impressive season when it held its annual Presentation night at the Cricket Clubroom. After winning promotion to the Somerset County League Premier League in 2022, the side finished a creditable sixth and but for a chaotic backlog of fixtures at the end of the season, might even have finished higher.

In addition, the side reached the final of the Somerset Senior Cup for the first time in its history and despite losing 3-1 to Middlezoy brought much excitement and pride to the village.

Not to be outdone, Timsbury Reserves finished top of the Mid-Somerset League Division One to win the first trophy for the Reserve team for over fifty years.

Rico Sobers celebrated his first season at the club by winning both the Players’ Player and the Supporters’ Player of the Year awards. The latter for the Roy Lockyer Trophy was presented by his son Steve Lockyer.

The previous year had seen the awarding of a new trophy to the leading scorer in memory of a much missed stalwart of the club, Alan Thomas. His daughter Nicky Brice was again in attendance to award it to Rhys Cook who, for the second year in a row, notched a stunning thirty one goals.

Luke Seviour was young player of the year and Josh Swarbrick was the Manager’s Player of the Year. Kelvin Hancock received the James Adams Memorial Trophy as Clubman of the Year after his all-round contribution to the club.

The Reserve team won the championship after a dramatic end to the season with the outcome only decided in the last game of the season. Kane Frith contributed significantly to their success with an excellent return of twenty nine goals and he was voted Players’ Player of the Year.

The Manager’s Player of the Year was shared jointly between Cain Murphy and James Noad.

The President, Chris Fear, was unable to attend as he was in hospital and good wishes were sent to him for a speedy recovery with thanks for his continued support.

Meanwhile, the club remembered Les Robbins who had died during the season. He had been a great worker for the club helping to prepare the pitches and put up the advertising boards.

M. Tucker