Elliot Benyon

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Elliot Benyon
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Elliot Benyon playing for Whitehawk in 2018
Personal information
Full name Elliot Paul Benyon
Date of birth (1987-08-29) 29 August 1987 (age 31)
Place of birth High Wycombe, England
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Hayes & Yeading United
Youth career
2003–2006 Bristol City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2007 Bristol City 0 (0)
2006–2007St Albans City (loan) 12 (6)
2007Crawley Town (loan) 15 (3)
2007–2011 Torquay United 125 (39)
2011–2012 Swindon Town 12 (1)
2011Wycombe Wanderers (loan) 9 (0)
2012–2013 Southend United 21 (2)
2013Torquay United (loan) 15 (4)
2013–2015 Torquay United 43 (3)
2014–2015Hayes & Yeading United (loan) 12 (2)
2015–2016 Hayes & Yeading United 41 (17)
2016–2017 Wealdstone 43 (19)
2017Enfield Town (loan) 4 (1)
2017–2018 Whitehawk 17 (7)
2018–2018 Leatherhead 5 (0)
2018– Hayes & Yeading United 5 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:39, 8 September 2018 (UTC)

Elliot Paul Benyon (born 29 August 1987) is an English footballer who plays for Hayes & Yeading United [1] as a striker.

Career[edit]

Benyon began his career as a trainee at Bristol City after being spotted playing local football in High Wycombe.[2] Despite making no first team appearances for the club, impressive loan spells to National Conference sides St Albans City and Crawley Town[3] in the 2006–07 season caught the eye of Paul Buckle, who signed Benyon in June 2007 to play for Torquay United, who had themselves just been relegated from the Football League.[4]

Despite struggling to gain a regular starting place in his first season with the Gulls, Benyon still managed a total of 22 appearances, scoring five times in the 2007–08 season and also made a second-half substitute appearance at Wembley in Torquay's 1–0 defeat to Ebbsfleet United in the 2008 FA Trophy final. [5]

Benyon found more regular places in the starting line-up for Torquay in the 2008–09 season, making a total of 36 league appearances. The season culminated with a second Wembley appearance in two years for both Benyon and Torquay United when the Gulls beat Cambridge United 2–0 in the Conference National Play-off final in May 2009 to regain a place back in the Football League. Cambridge defender Phil Bolland was sent off for a foul on Benyon.[6]

In July 2009, Benyon agreed a fresh one-year contract with the newly promoted Gulls[7] and became an important first team player as his 15 goals in all competitions helped Torquay survive a difficult first season back in League Two.[8] He scored 14 goals by the middle of the 2010–11 season and in January 2011 joined League One Swindon Town for an undisclosed fee, signing a two-and-a-half-year contract after The Robins sold Charlie Austin to Burnley.[9] He scored an injury time equaliser on his debut against Rochdale.[10] At the end of that season, Swindon were relegated to League Two[11] and on 20 June 2011, Benyon was signed on a season long loan by his home town club Wycombe Wanderers, who had themselves just been promoted to League One.[12] He made his debut as a 66th minute replacement for Gareth Ainsworth in a 1–1 away draw against Colchester United, and scored his first goal in the League Cup against Nottingham Forest.[13]

Benyon signed for League Two club Southend United in January 2012 for an undisclosed fee.[14] He started his first game for Southend on 2 January, against Dagenham & Redbridge, before being substituted late on for Neil Harris. He found first team opportunities limited at Southend[15] and in February 2013 rejoined former club Torquay United on a month's loan with an option to extend the deal to the end of the season.[16][17] He was then released by Southend at the end of the season,[18] before rejoining Torquay permanently in July 2013.[19]

In January 2015 Benyon joined Hayes & Yeading United on loan,[20] signing permanently for the Conference South side at the end of the season. In the 2015–2016 season, Benyon was leading goalscorer and player of the year, despite his side suffering relegation. In May 2016 he joined Wealdstone,[21][22] before signing for league rivals Whitehawk in December 2017,[23] following a short loan spell at Enfield Town.[24] Benyon scored on his debut for The Hawks in a 4-1 victory at Eastbourne Borough on 1 January 2018.[25]

Leatherhead[edit]

On Tuesday 23 May 2018, Benyon joined Leatherhead .

Hayes and Yeading[edit]

On 22nd December 2018, Benyon re-joined Hayes & Yeading United [26]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 28 April 2018 [27]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
St Albans City (loan) 2006–07 Conference Premier 12 6 0 0 0 0 12 6
Crawley Town (loan) 2006–07 Conference Premier 15 3 0 0 0 0 15 3
Torquay United 2007–08 Conference Premier 22 4 2 0 1[a] 0 25 4
2008–09 Conference Premier 35 10 4 2 0 0 39 12
2009–10 League Two 45 11 3 3 1 0 2[b] 1 51 15
2010–11 League Two 23 13 3 1 1 0 2[b] 0 29 14
Total 125 38 12 6 2 0 5 1 144 45
Swindon Town 2010–11 League One 12 1 12 1
Wycombe Wanderers (loan) 2011–12 League One 9 0 1 0 1 1 2[b] 0 14 1
Southend United 2011–12 League Two 16 2 1[c] 0 17 2
2012–13 League Two 5 0 3 0 1 0 2[b] 0 11 0
Total 21 2 3 0 1 0 3 0 28 2
Torquay United (loan) 2012–13 League Two 15 4 15 4
Torquay United 2013–14 League Two 37 3 1 0 1 0 1[b] 0 40 3
2014–15 Conference Premier 6 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Total 58 7 1 0 1 0 1 0 61 7
Hayes & Yeading United (loan) 2014–15 Conference South 12 2 0 0 0 0 12 2
Hayes & Yeading United 2015–16 National League South 41 17 1 0 1[a] 1 43 18
Wealdstone 2016–17 National League South 33 16 3 2 4[a] 2 40 20
2017–18 10 3 0 0 0 0 10 3
Total 43 19 3 2 0 0 4 2 50 23
Enfield Town (loan) 2017–18 Isthmian League Premier 4 1 0 0 1[d] 0 5 1
Whitehawk 2017–18 National League South 17 7 0 0 1[28] 1 18 8
Career total 369 103 21 8 5 1 18 5 413 117
  1. ^ a b c Appearances in FA Trophy
  2. ^ a b c d e Appearances in Football League Trophy
  3. ^ Appearance in League Two play-offs
  4. ^ Appearances in the Middlesex Senior Cup

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://nonleaguedaily.com/hayes-yeading-bring-back-benyon/
  2. ^ Whitehawk F.C. official matchday programme v Truro City, 20 January 2018
  3. ^ http://www.theargus.co.uk/sport/1237308.reds_have_to_bounce_back/
  4. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/t/torquay_united/9207245.stm
  5. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/eng_conf/7382167.stm
  6. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/eng_conf/8038429.stm
  7. ^ "Benyon sticks with Gulls". Sky Sports.
  8. ^ http://www.skysports.com/football/news/11750/6374736/buckle-explains-benyon-absence
  9. ^ http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/Person.asp?PersonID=BENYONEL
  10. ^ "Swindon 1 – 1 Rochdale". BBC. 5 February 2011. Retrieved 1 June 2014.
  11. ^ http://www.thisissouthdevon.co.uk/news/Benyon-s-transfer-Robins-exceed-163-150-000/article-3172390-detail/article.html
  12. ^ "Swindon's Elliot Benyon makes Wycombe loan switch". BBC Sport. 20 June 2011.
  13. ^ "Wycombe 1 – 4 Nott'm Forest". BBC. 23 August 2011. Retrieved 1 June 2014.
  14. ^ "Benyon makes Shrimpers switch". Yahoo! Eurosport. 30 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
  15. ^ http://www.echo-news.co.uk/sport/10219030.Elliot_Benyon_joins_Torquay_United_on_loan_from_Southend_United/
  16. ^ http://www.skysports.com/football/news/11716/8492633/gulls-clinch-benyon-return
  17. ^ https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/21408857
  18. ^ http://www.echo-news.co.uk/sport/10389190.Five_released_by_Southend_United/
  19. ^ https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/23143347
  20. ^ https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/31098854
  21. ^ https://www.wealdstone-fc.com/2016/posts/stones-sign-striker-elliot-benyon-from-hayes-yeading-united/
  22. ^ https://www.wealdstone-fc.com/2016/posts/stones-sign-striker-elliot-benyon-from-hayes-yeading-united/
  23. ^ https://twitter.com/hawksfcofficial?lang=en
  24. ^ http://www.enfieldtownfootballclub.co.uk/news/elliot-benyon-2060188.html
  25. ^ http://whitehawkfc.com/king-deserved-win/
  26. ^ http://nonleaguedaily.com/hayes-yeading-bring-back-benyon/
  27. ^ Elliot Benyon at Soccerway. Retrieved 26 January 2018.
  28. ^ http://www.whitehawkfc.com Sussex Senior Cup

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