Fan’s POTY Awards Night

On Saturday after the Falkirk game the fans recognised the achievements of the players this season with awards handed out at the Tillicoultry Golf Course after an open fan vote for Goal of the Season, and Player of the Season. The Alloa Advertiser also gave out their award for Advertiser Sport POTY

The Alloa Director’s had previously presented Kurtis Roberts with the club’s Player of the Season award and Bobby Wales was recognised as the Young Player of the Season.

The fans were much in agreement and Bobby Wales picked up the Fan’s Player of the Season award after a goal every other game in his 25 appearances for the club while on loan from Kilmarnock, narrowly pipping Kurtis Roberts to the title.

The Goal of the Season was no surprise either as Kurtis Roberts magnificent double turn and rifle-shot at Hamilton voted as the Goal of the Season. Kit Manager Pat Dunne also picked up an award for his long service at Alloa Athletic.

Andy Graham said on the night:

It’s really important as a club that we get everyone together and that includes the fanbase.

We need to get support for everybody and I told the players when I got the job that if we were going to achieve anything in life or in football, you’ve got to be in it together.

We need to try and get that back and get everyone together. I thank the guys that have stepped up to the plate and organised the night, it’s been fantastic.

It’s important to me that, moving forward, we get more and more fans to these events because the turn out from the players speaks volumes.

It’s a fantastic turn out from them especially when we’ve got a game on Tuesday but I thought it was good that as many of them came as they could and you saw that tonight.

It speaks volumes about the squad and about their attitude towards Alloa, they’re all here and they’re all in it together.

Bobby said in his speech that he feels we can achieve something if we’re all in it together and that’s the mantra I’m trying to get over.

Nights like this are hopefully the start of doing that and getting everybody together and everyone on board on the same level at the club.

Thanks to Scott Barron at for his captures of a great night. You can follow Scott on instagram at @sbsportsandeventsphotography