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Awards: Craig’s Scott the lot while Marc shows How it’s done

WINNER: Craig Scott (centre) with co-managers Paul Davies (left) and Craig Gupwell (right)

NEWMAINS UNITED’S numbers really did come up on Saturday night – after more than 70 people attended the first ever casino night.

The Davie Cooper Suite at Motherwell’s Fir Park was packed out for the evening, which doubled up as the I-scaff Access Solutions annual player awards bash.

Defender Craig Scott was crowned player of the year while skipper Marc Howson landed the players’ player gong.

A sumptuous buffet was served up by home shirt sponsors, Waterloo-based Indian restaurant The Pink Turban, while Uddingston’s Dougie DJ provided the music.

Scott said: “There’s always room for improvement but I’ve been happy with the majority of my performances this year.

“I’ve enjoyed being part of the club and I think that’s showed in the way I’ve played. There’s always a good atmosphere in and around the place and that’s not just down to the players and the coaches. The committee are great to be around as well.

“I know how much work they do behind the scenes and I want to go out and preform for them as much as anyone else. I know results haven’t been great this year but despite that I’ve still enjoyed my season here and I’m pleased my performances have shown that.”

Howson admits he was stunned to land his award. He said: “I was pleasantly surprised when my name was called out. I genuinely wasn’t expecting it.


HOWS THAT: Marc Howson lands players’ player gong (Photo: Emma Gibson)


“To have been voted for by the boys in the team is really special for me and I can’t thank them enough. Hopefully I can keep my performances up for the rest of this season and carry it on next season.”

Co-manager Paul Davies added: “Our good Newmains performance against Muirkirk was topped off with a fantastic player of the year casino night. Craig and Marc were worthy winners of the awards.”

See more photos from the night online later this week.