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Clapton’s Dylan Ebengo doubles up at presentation evening

PUBLISHED: 10:00 10 May 2017

Dylan Ebengo (left) with his Players' Player of the Year award and Player of the Year award alongside Clapton assistant Andre Thomas (pic: Clapton FC).

Dylan Ebengo (left) with his Players' Player of the Year award and Player of the Year award alongside Clapton assistant Andre Thomas (pic: Clapton FC).

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Johnny Ashman, Lanre Vigo, Jerry Jairette among winners on Saturday night

Dylan Ebengo was the main winner at Clapton’s presentation evening on Saturday night, but several of the squad were honoured following a historic season for the Tons.

The Old Spotted Dog-based club finished runners-up to Barking in the Essex Senior League after putting together a remarkable run of form following the appointment of Jon Fowell as manager in September.

Clapton eventually bwon 29 of their 42 games, losing just eight, and obtained 92 points to secure their first top-three finish in any division since 1983, and they also achieved a record-breaking 15 away league victories.

Lanre Vigo was the first winner on the night, as he earned the Best Newcomer award, with Queens Park Rangers striker Jay Emmanuel-Thomas the special guest on hand to present the prizes.

Tons captain Jerry Jairette then deservedly claimed the ‘Mr Clapton’ trophy, with talk of a possible testimonial for the inspirational midfielder gathering pace.

And Clapton’s Most Improved player award was shared between Ryan Reed and Nathan Cook, while Jay Knight earned the Golden Boot gong for his 13 goals, either side of a spell with Tilbury.

Fowell’s Managers’ Player of the Year went to Johnny Ashman, before Ebengo took centre stage as he claimed the Players’ Player of the Year and Player of the Year prize double to cap a fantastic campaign.


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