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DANNY BENSON POST-PETERBOROUGH UNITED

7 March 2022

Following our U18s 2-1 victory against Peterborough United, Danny Benson expressed his thoughts about the win and his match winning goal.

The young defender was on hand to turn home from close range after Harrison Nejman’s initial header had cannoned back off the crossbar.

Any dead ball situation I try and get in there and try and cause a threat and then luckily Harrison hit the bar and I was there to put it away,” he explained.

“Harrison was saying that he thought it had already gone over the line but no chance, it was nowhere near. It was just instinct to follow it in when it’s coming off the bar and, luckily, it’s just bounced off my head and gone in.”

After last weekend’s defeat to Sheffield United, Benson stated he was much happier with the way he and his teammates performed against the Posh.

It was important for our young Reds to bounce back in order to continue their surge on the top two and claim a place in the end of season play-offs.

“We were much better than last week,” insisted Benson. “It was a better performance I think we were solid throughout the game really.

“Kieren didn’t have much to do and then coming forward with the threat that we have it should have been more really.”

For this game, Benson had two new faces playing alongside him at the back as Tom Harban opted to integrate a couple of Trialists.

Despite not having long to work together, the 18-year-old – who was amongst the substitutes for our Emirates FA Cup third round clash with Barrow AFC in January – believes they all gelled well together eventually.

They have been with us a couple of days now so in training we have been trying to get that relationship together,” he said.

“I think in the game it started off a little bit shaky but then I think grew into the game and then we were solid throughout pretty much.”


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