Photo of the Season 2017/18
The Photo of the Season winner is Debbie Gould.
The year's competition was judged by last year's winner John Cuthbertson and our thanks to him for taking the time and trouble to do so. The judging is never an easy task with so many good photos to choose from.
Our thanks go to all the photographers who not only took part in the competition but have also sent their photos to our Gallery every week. The standard of photos we receive each season just gets higher.
Debbie's photo is the Les Phillips Cup match between Bridgwater Town and Wellington on 17th February.
John picked this as the winner and said "A player must keep an eye on the ball and a photographer must keep their eye on the action - this photo captures both those elements.
The players and ball are sharp and in focus and the photograph has got the viewer ‘in close’ to the action.
You can feel the concentration the players are giving at that moment in time."
Second Place is awarded to Haydn Jones.
The match was between Shepton Mallet and Wells City in March.
Our judge commented "This photo catches something the referee may have missed.
Why would the ‘blue’ player want to pull the other player along with him?
Nicely composed photograph – had to be in the right place at the right time to get this shot."
Third Place goes to John Newport.
A game between Radstock Town and Cheddar in April.
Our judge commented "Great action shot and capture.
Not the photographers fault, but, just wish there were less players in the background to give a ‘cleaner’ photograph.
A well timed shot by the photographer."