Paul Smith is The Bee Hive Player of the Season

Last updated : 11 May 2003 By
Congratulations to Paul Smith, who with a massive 45.2% of the vote has captured the Bee Hive Player of the year award.

The affable 23-year-old, who has been a virtual ever present since replacing the unfortunate Icelandic custodian, Oli Gottskarlksson in January 2002, appeared in 52 of Brentford's 56 competitive first team fixtures during the 2002/03 campaign, keeping a total of 15 clean sheets in the process.

Indeed on many other ocassions, especially away from home, the reliable 6ft 3 in, stopper kept Brentford in games they would have otherwide have lost heavily.

In second place and completing a fantastic first season at Griffin Park, was Under 21 Senegal defender, Ibrahima Sonko, who polled 16.1% of the vote.

In third place was dependable captain, Michael Dobson.

Full Vote:

Paul Smith - 45.2%
Ibrahima Sonko - 16.2%
Michael Dobson - 12.9%
Scott Marshall - 6.5%
Rowan Vine - 6.5%
Jamie Fullarton - 6.5%
Martin Rowlands - 3.2%
Kevin O'Connor - 3.2%

nb. The Editor would like to thank all of you who took the time and trouble to vote and hopes you will continue to participate in the various voting polls throughout the summer.