Barrhead Arky held their awards night recently to recognise players’ contribution at the end of another hugely successful campaign for the club.

Arky won the league title in May to secure promotion for the third consecutive year and book their place in the Premier Division of the Scottish Amateur Football League next season.

Captain Michael Browne was rewarded for leading the side to that outstanding feat by being named the Player of the Year and the Players’ Player of the Year.

Striker Tam McGaughey, meanwhile, picked up the top goalscorer award, as well as the prize for goal of the season for his stunning 35-yard free-kick against promotion rivals Rutherglen.

Stephen McCallum, Arky’s match secretary, said: “It was a great season winning the league and Michael is a worthy winner. He’s been consistent all season, so it was thoroughly deserved.

“He stepped up to be captain this year and taken it on board and kicked on a bit.

“Tam has been brilliant as well and a close runner for the player of the year award. His goals properly kicked us on to win the league.

“His free-kick came when we were getting beaten by Rutherglen and we went on to win the game, which kicked us on to win the league midway through the season.”

Also awarded on the night were centre-midfielder Gavin Holley who received the Long Service Award and John Kennedy who won the Club Merit Award.

Stephen added: “Gavin has been here since 2012 and has made a massive contribution, while John couldn’t get in last season, but has stepped up and has impressed with his performances all season.”