Brora Rangers tasted double success at the Press and Journal Highland League awards this evening as wide midfielder Andrew Greig picked up the player-of-the-year trophy while his manager Davie Kirkwood retained the manager-of-the-year title.
After receiving his trophy from Press and Journal editor in chief Damian Bates at the annual end-of-season awards ceremony at Nairn’s Newton Hotel, the former Caley Thistle youngster said: “I am thrilled to have won this prestigious award as there are so many of my Brora team-mates who could also have been nominated.”
For the second time in a row the manager-of-the-year award went to Davie Kirkwood, who inspired Brora Rangers to go an entire season unbeaten on the way to retaining the Highland League title.
The former Rangers, Hearts, Airdrie, Raith Rovers and East Fife midfielder said: “I am delighted to have won this trophy for the second year running. I would like to thank all of my backroom staff, especially Stuart Golabek and Alan Duff, and, of course a great group of players. Without their continued support throughout the season this would never have happened.
“I also have to pay tribute to our board and committee, the Brora supporters, and our club sponsor Ben MacKay for his generous support, not forgetting the other Highland League managers who voted for me.”
Brora captain Mackay captured the silverware for the most league goals during the season, 42, and Brora swept the boards by also picking up the fair-play award.