I’M VERY PLEASED to announce that my Anglesey League Player of the Season for 2019/20 is Cemaes Bay Captain Keenan Downey.
The talented midfielder made the move (alongside many other former players) back to School Lane last summer, arriving from Welsh Alliance One side Bodedern Athletic.
And the 23-year-old (below) really showed that experience of having played at a higher level as he led the Bay to their first ever Anglesey League title (although their Reserves side did win it in 1999-2000).
In what’s been a memorable (albeit short) season for the central midfielder at his boyhood club, Downey has picked up 15 goals and 19 assists in just 22 matches. In fact, the only two teams he hasn’t scored against this season are Hotspur Reserves and Valley.
A particular highlight for both Downey and the club this season came in a 20-0 win over Holyhead Town, in which he bagged a hat-trick. On top of that, he’s also been awarded six Man of the Match performances by the opposition along the way.
Speaking on being given the AFEFootballNews Anglesey League Player of the Season for 2019/20, Downey said: “In general, midfielders and defenders are overlooked because often we don’t get the goals, so it’s nice to get some recognition”.
The midfielder’s award win follows on from Gary Jo Owen (Caergybi) winning it in 2017/18 and James Ryan (Caergybi) in 2018/19.
This year, I thought I’d highlight a player who’s been brilliant all round. It could’ve easily gone to Sam Williams (Mountain Rangers), Scott Hughes (Arriva) or Steven Whittaker (Cemaes) in terms of goals, but in terms of overall contribution to a team Downey has been the best in my opinion.
I’d like to wish him and all at Cemaes all the best in future!