Our fantasy footy winner celebrates

Fantasy football winner Darren Carney
Fantasy football winner Darren Carney
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AFTER a gruelling season the Courier Fantasy Football Winner has been crowned.

Darren Carney’s team Charliefastrax topped the league with a grand total of 1724 points.

He picked up a cheque for £500 from the Courier offices this week.

“It’s excellent to win it,” said Darren, who is bar manager at The Sportsman pub and part owner of Charlie Fastrax.

“I’m going to spend the money on a nice weekend away with my wife Suzanne as a treat.

“She told me I should get back in the real world all season but she’s not complaining now.”

Darren, who is a Leeds United fan, saw his team finish almost 300 points clear of his nearest rivals, which he said was quite surprising despite being top of the league for most of the season.

“When I went in front so early on I thought it couldn’t last,” he said.

Halifax born goalkeeper Paddy Kenny, who plays for Queens Park Rangers, was the top performing goalkeeper in the whole competition, with a score of 157 points, and he was picked out by Darren as his star man.

“I picked Paddy Kenny because he’s a Halifax lad and he’s had a hard time in the last few years and I thought QPR would do alright.”

The competition’s top defender was Brighton’s Inigo Calderon with 171 points, the best midfielder was Leeds’ Max Gradel with 183 points and the best striker was Clayton Donaldson, of Crewe Alexandra, with 176 points.