Three months after he sealed Southport’s Conference Premier status in the most spectacular fashion, David Fitzpatrick’s heroics at the end of last season were recognised by Trust in Yellow on Saturday.

With just over 10 minutes remaining of the Sandgrounders’ penultimate match of the campaign against Halifax Town, Fitzpatrick found the target with a blockbuster of a goal, securing a win that guaranteed Southport’s survival.

Unfortunately, the voting for the regular Goal of the Season had already taken place, but the Trust wanted to make sure David’s memorable contribution was still rewarded.

Ahead of Saturday’s Meet the Manager event, David was presented with the Trust’s Most Valuable Goal award, receiving a great ovation from fans in the Grandstand Bar.

David was presented with his award by supporter and Trust member Marcus Lamb.

Photo by Julia Urwin.

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