Stew picks up top awards

Last updated : 27 September 2005 By Reggie Holdsworth
The injured Boro star first picked up the award for Young Player of the Year and finished by winning the main award of the night for Player of the Year.

Other awards last night went to Hartlepool's Adam Boyd who picked up the awards for Coco-Cola League Player of the Year and Goal of the Season, for his superb chipped goal against Sheffield Wednesday

Newcastle's Shay Given won the Save of the Season and Sunderland boss Mick McCarthey was honoured with the 2005 Recognition Award for guiding Sunderland to the Championship title.

It was also announced over the weekend that Downing has won the North East Football Writers Player of the Year Award, beating Hartlepool's Adam Boyd and Sunderland's Julio Arca into second and third place respectively. The award will be presented later in the season at a dinner in Durham.