Alresford soar to Sydenhams top three spot

Daily Echo: Warren Bentley scores from the spot for Alresford Warren Bentley scores from the spot for Alresford

ALRESFORD’S most famous sporting connection is John Arlott, the legendary cricket broadcaster, and it is known for its watercress beds – not as a footballing hotbed.

But Alresford Town remain on course for their highest-ever finish after climbing into the Sydenhams Wessex Premier League’s top three with a 3-0 win against Lymington Town.

Until this season the Magpies had never finished above 15th in the football pyramid’s Step 5. But they remain only a point off second-placed Christchurch after two first-half Warren Bentley goals helped secure a comfortable win against lowly Lymington.

Bentley scored twice in three minutes, slotting the first after a slick exchange of passes with Mike McEnery before hitting the top corner from a penalty when Dominic Cope was upended.

Lymington’s Luke Ansell was denied a headed equaliser by the crossbar but that was as close as the visitors came before midfielder Cope secured the points by slamming in a left-footer midway through the second half.

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