‘Boro groundsman Pete Howard has been Highly Commended by the Football Association when they announced the winners of their prestigious Groundsman of the Year award.

The FA select five groundsman from each league and the award for the Conference went to Rob Brooks at Alfreton Town, runner up was Graham Osbourne from AFC Halifax and Stewart Ward from Forest Green Rovers took third spot.

Highly commended alongside Pete was Paul Eddlestone from Hyde FC.

To be the only Blue Square South side in the top 5 is a great achievement, and is testimony to the work carried out by Pete and the commitment of the club in providing the resources.