RYAN Ledson scooped three trophies at Oxford United’s end of season awards dinner.

The midfielder received the Andrew Knapton Trophy as voted for by supporters before kick-off in the U’s 2-1 win against Rochdale.

He followed it up with the Jack Casley young player of the award at the ceremony in front of 250 people at the Kassam Stadium.

And the 20-year-old completed a hat-trick with goal of the season, for his dramatic late winner at Charlton Athletic coming out on top in a poll on the night.

Ricardinho was a popular winner of the award voted for by the players, while former chairman Darryl Eales was honoured with the club person of the year.

Banbury Cake:

  • Ryan Ledson (left) with Darryl Eales, who was presented with a signed photo after winning the club person of the year award

Curtis Nelson and Lauren Haynes shared the prize for making the biggest contribution to United’s community work, while Ella Franklin-Fraiture won the WSL emerging talent prize for the second time.

Terry Waite, who works on maintaining the training ground, was named the unsung hero.


  • WSL emerging talent: Ella Franklin-Fraiture
  • Community contribution: Curtis Nelson & Lauren Haynes
  • Club person of the year: Darryl Eales
  • Jack Casley young player of the year: Ryan Ledson
  • Golden boot: Wes Thomas
  • Andrew Knapton supporters’ player of the year: Ryan Ledson
  • Unsung hero: Terry Waite
  • Players’ player: Ricardinho
  • Goal of the season: Ryan Ledson (at Charlton Athletic)