HE MAY have watched his side lose on the pitch, but last Saturday ended up being a really good day for Kingsclere RFC chairman Dilwyn Patterson.

Tries from Anders Hiscock and Liam Noonan could not prevent ’Clere losing their final Hampshire Two game of the season, going down 17-14 at home to Ventnor to end the season eighth in the table.

However, things soon got much better for Patterson, who was presented with the Hampshire RFU Unsung Hero award during the club’s presentation dinner. The award was a surprise, with Hampshire RFU president, Ian Kerr MBE, on hand to present it.

Patterson has just completed his 30th season as a club officer at Kingsclere, 20 of which have been served as chairman.

The in-house awards went to Luke Keatley, who was named players’ player of the year, Tom Kirk (most improved player), Ben Keatley (coach’s player), JJ Paine (best newcomer) and Stefan Morsley (clubman).

Overton also lost their final game of the season, going down 35-32 at Southampton. They end the season seventh in the table.