Lincoln United

Lincoln United ultimately ended their season in disappointment, but there were plenty of highlights along the way

The Whites’ made it to the semi-finals of the Isuzu FA Vase, losing narrowly on penalties to Romford FC following two draws over the two legs. They managed to win their first-ever Lincolnshire FA County Senior Trophy.

In the league, however, they only made the play-offs, where they lost to Skegness Town in the semi-finals. It meant they remained in step five of the non-league pyramid ahead of the 2024/25 season.

The Awards:

First up was the manager’s player award, which was voted by now former manager Chris Funnell, as well as his assistant Matt Evans. It was won by defender Mitch Griffiths, who stepped up for the Whites through the season and even took the captain’s armband when others were unavailable.

Mitch Griffiths also picked up the player’s player of the season award, being recognised for the commitment and hard work at the club. Griffiths appeared 45 times for the club this season, with only five of those appearances coming from the bench.

The men’s young player was awarded to Leo Priestley. He has now won this award for the second consecutive season. The young midfielder provided a strong campaign for the Whites, making 56 appearances.

Despite only scoring one goal across the season, he made his mark in creating threatening attacks, beating defenders with ease to provide opportunities for those in front of him.

Lincoln United vs Romford
Jack McMenemy claimed The Whites’ golden boot award. Credit: Ed Mayes Photography

Jack McMenemy, who was a standout attacker for the Whites this season, came away with the top scorer accolade. In the 52 games McMenemy played, he scored 23 times, with only two of those being from the penalty spot.

One to remember in this season was a goal in the 1-1 draw to Deal Town in the quarter-final of the FA Vase, a game which Lincoln United went on to win on penalties.

The final award, which were all announced on the club’s Twitter/X account, was the supporter’s player of the year. That went to one of the most reliable and trusted players in the whole squad, the man between the sticks, Jack Steggles. He played 51 games for the club this season, saving a number of penalties in the FA Vase rounds, as they won four shootouts in a row on the road to the semi-final.

Feature Image Credit: Ed Mayes Photography

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