By Joel Lampkin
Andy Cook has been named Northwest Football 2017 player of the year in the National League.
The 27-year-old bagged 23 goals for The Super Whites last term spearheading their push for promotion; also in the nomination running were Chester FC’s Ryan Astles, Moussa Diara of Barrow Town, and Macclesfield Town’s George Pilkington.
— Nicola Palios (@NicolaPalios) November 13, 2017
Tranmere owner Nicola Palios posted a message of congratulations to her Twitter account following Cook’s award scoop.
The forward has been an important cog in Micky Mellon’s machine this term also, as he scored the goal to earn a Prenton Park replay against Peterborough United in the first round of the FA Cup this Wednesday.
Youngster Ben Tollitt was nominated in the ‘Rising Star’ category but was pipped to the award by Manchester City’s and England U/17 World Cup winner Phil Foden.
Suppose getting beat by a World Cup winner isn’t too bad… 😂 happy to have made it this far against great players. Thanks for voting! 👍🏻⚽️ https://t.co/25hwuHi4eo
— Ben Tollitt (@bentollitt) November 13, 2017
The winger remained in high spirits yesterday posting a tweet to his social media account thanking the fans for their voting saying he was “happy” to have made it this far.