CLAPTON PLAYERS’ END OF SEASON AWARDS – THE RESULTS

Following on from the fans’ awards, organised by the Clapton Ultras after the final game of the season, the Tons’ players held their own get-together this weekend.

QPR Striker Jay Emmanuel-Thomas was the special guest to hand out the trophies to the winners of seven categories.

Here are the winners in full.

Player of the Season – Dylan Ebengo

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Player of the season Dylan Ebengo with assistant manager Andre Thomas (pic @claptonfootball)

Manager’s Player of the Season – Johnny Ashman

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Johnny Ashman with his fellow award-winner Dylan Ebengo (pic @claptonfootball)

Players’ Player of the Year – Dylan Ebengo

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Dylan Ebengo with his two trophies plus manager Johnny Fowell and coach Ray Bartlett (pic @claptonfootball)

Most Improved – Ryan Reed & Nathan Cook joint winners

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The joint winners Ryan Reed and Nathan Cook (pic @claptonfootball)

Nathan being joint winner was a testament to him surprisingly getting better in a new position

Mr Clapton – Jerry Jairette

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Jerry Jariette and his son  (pic @claptonfootball)

Best Newcomer – Lanre Vigo

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Lanre Vigo picks up his award from guest Jay Emmanuel Thomas and Clapton coach Ray Bartlett (pic @claptonfootball)

Golden Boot – Jay Knight

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The Golden Boot trophy (pic @claptonfootball)

Unfortunately Jay wasn’t there to pick up his award.

Here’s a reminder of who won what at the fans’ awards last month…

Player of the season – Johnny Ashman
Most improved player – Ryan Reed
Goal of the season – Steven Sardinha
Ultras’ favourite player of the season- Jerry Jairette

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FROM STOCKHOLM TO OLD SPOTTED DOG – MEET DYLAN EBENGO

Dylan Ebengo with his two awards and left, manager Jonny Fowell and right, coach Ray Bartlett

After a hugely successful season we take a look at some of the players that have made a name for themselves at Clapton.

Here we focus on Dylan Ebengo, who picked up two awards at the players’ end of season gathering this week after a very impressive season.

So who is Dylan Ebengo? Not even turning 21 years old until July, the 5.10” centre-half is from Angel, Islington.

Dylan Ebengo winning a Nike competition as a teenager

The winner of a Nike trials event, he started out at non-league talent factory Borehamwood, before moving to AFC Hayes where he was named reserve team player of the year in 2014.

His other previous clubs include Essex Senior League rivals Enfield 1893 and interestingly Sodertalje FK.

Dylan went over to Sweden for a few months after he was invited by a friend and played with the third division Stockholm county side.

Dylan Ebengo training for Swedish side Sodertalje FK

Dylan, who has played as captain on four occasions, is a player that appears to be comfortable on the ball but can stick a few up field when needed – and has scored a couple as well.

Commentators say his biggest strengths are that he is able to read the game and is not prone to errors.

Dylan was booked just once in 29 starts and no red cards, which demonstrates great maturity in his play.

The north London defender said he chose to come to Clapton because he felt it was a great platform for him to show what he is capable of.

He also cites the fans as being a major pull for him: “the atmosphere there is outstanding.”

When asked about his ambitions, Dylan replied “to play at the highest level possible”.

We at Clapton FC News believe he has a bright future ahead of him and we will leave you with some fantastic stats from assistant manager Andre Thomas.