Russell Saunders led the way in Prestwich Heys' end-of-season awards as he came out on top in two categories.

The goalkeeper collected the Manager's Player of the Season and Supporters' Player of the Season prizes.

Saunders already enjoyed a place in Heys folklore for his last-minute save that secured victory in the 2017 NW Counties League Division Cup with a 2-1 win over Cammell Laird.

After becoming the club’s regular keeper at the start of last season he enhanced his reputation with some impressive performances most notably in the 1-0 FA Vase win over 1874 Northwich with a string of brilliant saves to defeat the Premier Division side. The assurance and leadership he provided were pivotal in Heys having the tightest defence in the division until injury curtailed his campaign.

Jacob Holt scooped the Players' Player of the Season, remaining a model of consistency having won two awards 12 months earlier.

Holt, who is two short of 100 appearances for Heys, was named captain by manager Matt Barnes when he replaced Jon Lyons in November.

The Young Player of the Year award went to Joe Rothwell, the midfielder being an instant hit since his arrival from Colne in October.

James Dwyer was the winner of the Goal of the Season award, thanks to his long-range effort in the 4-1 defeat against Emley.

Due to the lockdown the awards were conducted in a virtual environment, co-ordinated on YouTube by Tom Beresford.

Meanwhile, Heys also unveiled their new kit for next season. Provided by Puma, the new kit returns to a more traditional Heys strip of red and white stripes, black shorts and red socks. The change kit will be all sky blue.

The kit will also back the Sam’s Gift charity, who support teenagers and young adults with cancer by providing journey boxes to help them through their illness.