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Awards Ceremony

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Awards Ceremony

PostedMay 2, 2022

On Saturday after the match v Albion Rovers, 100 Club members, members of the Cowdenbeath Supporters Club, season ticket holders and club volunteers gathered together with players and club officials in the Andy Matthew Lounge. Drinks and light refreshments were convivially enjoyed by all.

Chairman Donald Findlay warmly welcomed all those in attendance and then handed over to manager Maurice Ross who provided an overview of his thoughts on the forthcoming play off encounter with Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic. Maurice went on to thank his players for their great commitment and buy in and also then paid tribute to the club’s fans for all their support.

The 100 Club represented by Brian Lumsden and Craig Bennet then took to the stage. The 100 Club as match sponsors firstly presented the Man of the Match award to Cowden ‘keeper Cammy Gill. That was followed by the handover of a cheque to Cowdenbeath FC chairman Donald Findlay on behalf of the members of the 100 Club. The 100 club were delighted to be able to hand over a cheque this year for 10,000 to assist the club. Cowdenbeath FC in reply were both delighted and humbled to receive said funds – an absolutely vital lifeline for the club from its supporters in the 100 Club.

The annual Player of the Year awards then took place. There was a special award of a bottle of the Cowdenbeath FC Loch Lomond 10 year old single Malt Whisky to club stalwart Ben Conway. Ben, who has run the club shop for many years, is standing down from this role at the end of the season. Club secretary David Allan paid tribute to Ben’s great service to Cowdenbeath FC and the example he had set - volunteers such as Ben were truly the lifeblood of the football club.

The club’s Honorary President Alex Anderson then did the honours in respect of the various player awards. Firstly, Alex presented silver salvers to both Fraser Mullen and Robbie Buchanan to mark their achievement of both becoming part of the select band of players to have made 200 appearances for Cowdenbeath FC – Fraser and Robbie indeed are ‘True Blue Brazilians’.

The Cowdenbeath FC Goal of the Season award went right down to the wire – our goalsmiths were at their best in last few weeks of the campaign. Andy Barrowman’s wonder strike up at Elgin last week carried the day just beating off Sammy’s stunners – 3 great goals by Sammy Ompreon.

The awards for the CFC Players’ Player of the Year and the CFC Player of the Year were then made. In 2021 Craig Barr won both the Players’ POTY and the CFC POTY awards for the second year running – a Double Double. And he went so close to making it a Treble Double this year! Mango though was runner up in 2022 in both polls. He was accorded a warm round of applause by all those present for such a superb record. Of course fans had not been able to be present for the awards in the last 2 seasons due to the Covid restrictions - this year though we were once again able to have a presentation without masks and with everyone together.

Alex Anderson then confirmed that Players’ Player of the Year for Cowdenbeath FC for 2021/22 was Fraser Mullen. Fraser was delighted to have been recognised in this way by his peers – and this is the second time Fraser has picked up this accolade also having been Player’s Player of the Year in 2019.

The final award was the CFC Player of the Year. This award was instituted away back in 1963 and has been won by so many Cowden greats over the last 60 years or so. 2022 was the closest run contest we have ever had for this, our most prestigious award – with just one vote in it at the end of the day. 13 players in all received votes in the poll. Stepping up to receive the award of Cowdenbeath FC’s Player of the Year for 2022 and the acclaim of all those in attendance was Fraser Mullen – doing the double. Well done indeed Fraser!

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