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The accolades keep coming for York City final goal hero Matty Blair
10:25am Saturday 26th May 2012 in News
WEMBLEY hero Matty Blair has won The Press’ York City Player of the Year trophy for 2011/12.
The former Kidderminster winger, who also ended the season as the club’s highest scorer with 20 goals, finished one point ahead of long-time leader Jason Walker with captain Chris Smith a further point behind in third place.
Blair succeeds 2011 winner Dan Parslow, who marked a terrific end to the current campaign by winning a second successive The Press Player of the Month award.
Former England youth international Ashley Chambers, meanwhile, finished the season with the most assists – his tally of 15 placing him one ahead of midfielder Paddy McLaughlin.
Skipper Smith boasted the team’s worst disciplinary record with a total of 12 yellow cards, but he picked up three points towards both the Player of the Year and Month contests after being The Press man of the match during last weekend’s Blue Square Bet Premier play-off final victory over Luton.
Our other points went to Lanre Oyebanjo (two) and Chambers (one) as the second and third-highest rated players.
The two Player of the Month bonus points, given to the player who received most online man-of-the-match votes from visitors to our website, went to Parslow.
The Press Player of the Year final standings (not including Player of the Month bonus points): Blair 34 points, Walker 33, Smith 32, Kerr 28, Meredith 26, McLaughlin 24, Chambers 23, Parslow 23, Ingham 19, Challinor 17, Fyfield 16, Oyebanjo 16, Doig 11, McGurk 10, Gibson 9, Moké 9, Reed 6, Boucaud 5, Pilkington 5, Blinkhorn 2, Henderson 1.
May Player of the Month standings: Parslow 9, Chambers 6, Smith 6, Blair 3, Challinor 3, Meredith 3, Oyebanjo 2.
Goals: Blair 20, Walker 18, McLaughlin 13, Reed 12, Chambers 10, Smith 4, Challinor 3, Fyfield 3, Moké 3, Oyebanjo 3, Blinkhorn 2, Meredith 2, Own goals 2, Pilkington 2, Ashikodi 1, Boucaud 1, Henderson 1, Kerr 1, McGurk 1, Tonne 1.
Assists: Chambers 15, McLaughlin 14, Blair 9, Moké 8, Pilkington 8, Reed 8, Walker 8, Meredith 7, Challinor 5, Kerr 4, Oyebanjo 4, Potts 3, Blinkhorn 2, Parslow 2, Smith 2, Bopp 1, Fyfield 1, Henderson 1, McGurk 1.
Bad boys: Smith 12 yellow cards; Meredith 9 yellow; McGurk 8 yellow; Blair, Challinor both 7 yellow; Walker 1 red, 5 yellow; Kerr, McLaughlin, both 6 yellow; Fyfield, Reed both 5 yellow; Boucaud 1 red, 3 yellow; Oyebanjo, Parslow 3 yellow; Brown, Gibson both 1 red, 1 yellow; Ashikodi, Moké both 2 yellow; Bopp, Chambers, Doig, Ingham, Potts all 1 yellow.
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