DANNY LIVESEY, Brad Jackson and Joel Taylor each landed one of Chester’s player of the season trophies at the club’s digital awards evening.

With the regular National League North campaign ended due to the coronavirus crisis, Blues joint-bosses Anthony Johnson and Bernard Morley hosted the awards night posted on the club’s YouTube channel.

Experienced defender Livesey, 35, held off competition from striker Akwasi Asante and midfielder George Glendon, who were second and third respectively, to land the managers’ player of the season.

Flying winger Jackson fought off competition from defensive duo Simon Grand and Taylor to win the players’ player of the season.

Jackson said: “Honoured to be picked as players’ player. Means a lot coming from such a good group of lads.”

Left-back Taylor was handed the next award as he was named City Fans United player of the season, beating off competition from Jackson and Grand.

Taylor was delighted to come out on top, saying: “Very thankful and honoured to win this award. Credit to all the fans that voted at the club itself for making me feel at home since the day I joined. Nothing but love.”

Grand might have missed out on the three player of the season trophies, but he was a winner after being handed a special recognition award.

The 36-year-old, who played every minute of the Blues’ National League North, said: “Well done to everyone on their awards tonight. Let’s hope I still get to play those few minutes more and we can achieve what we all set out to do.

“Thank you @ChesterFC for letting me achieve this and also of course @amjonno and @BernMorley84.”

Boss Johnson added: “Closer to 50 than 20 but what a player and what a man.”

Striker Asante won the Gary Talbot Golden Boot for his 19 goals, comfortably seeing off competition from Danny Elliott (9) and Anthony Dudley and George Waring (6), while Gary Roberts landed the goal of the season award for his thunderous long-range strike at Southport on Boxing Day.

Roberts said: “Thank you to all the fans who voted for me, this one’s for you. #UTS.”

Jackson bagged another two awards before the night ended, the winger leading the assists charts with 14, and winning the top speed recorded in either training or games with 35.74 km/h, edging out youngster Lloyd Marsh-Hughes (35.22) and Taylor (34.81).

Striker Dudley came out on top in the most distance covered in training and matches with 1,138km, while Grand claimed the highest distance per minute in training and matches with 75.40m per minute.

Johnson and Morley, as well as the board, meanwhile, have written to supporters of the club.

The letter indicates that the club expect any play-off matches to be staged behind closed doors - if at all - and fans have the chance to claim a refund on those cancelled home games.

If every fan does claim on the five unplayed matches, then the cost would be “close to £40,000”.

A number of supporters have already said they will not be asking for a refund on social media.