Benn proud of players after Hemsworth achieve highest league finish

Hemsworth MW manager Wayne Benn.
Hemsworth MW manager Wayne Benn.

Hemsworth MW finished an encouraging season in disappointing fashion with a 4-0 defeat at Hall Road Rangers, but manager Wayne Benn has plenty of reasons to look back on the campaign with pride.

Despite the last day defeat Wells ended up in sixth place in the Toolstation NCE Premier Division for their highest-ever league finish.

Benn admitted he was disappointed with the manner of the defeat at Hall Road Rangers, but he was pleased with the season overall.

He said: “I’m going to bang the drum like everyone else seems to be.

“We have made history in finishing in our highest ever league position. Yet again we have improved, which is the aim at the start of the season, and is something we have done constantly over the last five years.

“I’m disappointed to finish sixth, but that’s a measure of just how far we have come these last couple of years. I’m immensely proud of our football club, the chairman, sponsors, players, volunteers and supporters have all played their part and it is a real team effort.”

Benn added: “We’ve not finished the season how I would have liked, but while the players go away and enjoy their break, the hard work continues for me and my staff.

“We know the areas we need to improve, we have targets in mind and if we can recruit well there is no reason why our improvement won’t continue.”

In their last game Hemsworth trailed from the 27th minute when Josh Batty bagged the first of what would be a hat-trick for Hall Road. There was no comeback and three second half goals, including one for Daniel Norton, completed a 4-0 result.

Hemsworth now hold their end of season party tomorrow night from 7pm.