When news happens, text SDE and your photos or videos to 80360. Or contact us by email and phone.
Ton of praise for master marksman Bentley
5:10pm Tuesday 29th October 2013 in Sport
ALRESFORD Town co-manager Danny Robinson hailed Warren Bentley’s “amazing achievement” after the striker scored his 100th goal for the club in the comfortable 3-0 victory over struggling ten-man Romsey.
Bentley completed his century of goals six minutes from time to round off Alresford’s third away win in a row after Joe Wright and Steve Brown had struck before the break. Jordan Sako saw red for rock-bottom Romsey, writes TIM PRESCOTT.
Robinson was full of praise for his top scorer. “At non-League level not many players stay at one club for eight years like Warren has, let alone score 100 goals,” he said.
“He was absolutely fantastic today and at times he was on a different level. When he is on the ball, I think he is the best player in the division.”
Magpies’s flying start saw them ahead inside six minutes with Bentley heavily involved. The striker crossed for Joe Wright whose effort deflected in off home defender Ross Gregory.
Bentley also played a crucial role in the second goal, as he brilliantly beat two Romsey defenders before finding Brown, who slotted in, after 31 min utes.
The home side’s hopes of finding a way back into the game all but disappeared when striker Sako was dis missed for a second book able offence 12 minutes into the second half.
New Romsey manager Carl Bennett – taking only his sec ond game in charge – did not agree with the sending off.
“I don’t think it was a yellow card at all,” he said. “I was right next to where it happened and it did not look like he touched their player at all.”
Man-of-the-moment Bentley completed his personal milestone when he tapped in from close range after Brown’s unselfish square pass with six minutes remaining.
Robinson admitted he had mixed feelings – despite his side’s dominant display which took them level on points with Sholing and Blackfield & Langley at the summit.
“I am happier with the three points than I am with the performance as we really should have been out of sight by half-time,” he said.
Bennett remained optimistic despite Romsey’s sixth straight defeat, reflecting: “We started off really slowly but we matched them for a long period in the second half despite being a man down for most of it.
“I’m convinced that, if we can cut all the small defensive errors that are costing us at the moment, we will have more than enough quality to survive.”
Romsey, though, now find themselves five points adrift at the foot of the table after Bournemouth Poppies continued their revival with a 3-1 win over Brockenhurst at Grigg Lane.
Comments are closed on this article.