KELTY HEARTS players were feted for their efforts throughout the season when the club held their awards evening on Saturday.

Michael Tidser's team achieved the club's highest-ever finish since moving up to the SPFL in 2021, placing sixth in League One, and were in contention to claim a promotion play-off place until the penultimate match of the season.

READ MORE: Kelty star Jason calls time on playing career

Their efforts were recognised at the prizegiving bash, which saw captain Reece Lyon pick up the players player of the year trophy.

Lewis Moore was presented with the committee's player of the year prize, whilst Adam Corbett collected the Bellissimo Vino Edinburgh Ltd man of the match award.

Central Fife Times: Lewis Moore won the Kelty Hearts committee's player of the year prize.Lewis Moore won the Kelty Hearts committee's player of the year prize. (Image: David Wardle.)

Goalkeeper Kyle Gourlay was chosen as the Kelty supporters player of the year, whilst Craig Johnston, who netted 11 goals in all competitions, received the prize for top goalscorer.

Ross Cunningham, who has agreed a deal to remain at New Central Park until next summer, was given the goal of the season prize for an effort against Edinburgh City, whilst youngster, Lewis Owens, picked up the pathway player of the year prize.

Central Fife Times: Lewis Owens picked up the pathway player of the year prize.Lewis Owens picked up the pathway player of the year prize. (Image: David Wardle.)

The 20-year-old made 16 appearances for the first team throughout the campaign and, after an impressive showing in a 2-2 draw at champions Falkirk last month, player / boss Tidser was full of praise for the centre back's efforts.

"He's been great," he said.

"He's been through the academy stuff, been part of the first team squad now for a couple of years when Potts (John Potter) was manager, he came to train more, and then I laid down the gauntlet to him at the start of the season. If you want to be a first team player, you need to show it.

"It's alright just being round about and being a young lad. He's young but he's 19 now. It's not just me, and I said this to him, I said I was playing 50 games, 60 games, by the time I was 20. You need to play. You need to show me you want to play.

"There was a wee turning point for him in training. He started to grow and his body was filling out, and every time we've called upon him, he's been great.

"The same as the rest, he's a fantastic boy and he wants to learn, so that's music to my ears."

Jason Thomson, who the club said had retired from football, was given a career recognition plate to mark his 20 years in the professional game, which saw him play more than 500 games.