Bennett, Frank

Birth Date

3rd January 1969

Birthplace

Birmingham

Occupation

Forward

Biographical Text

Recommended to Exeter City manager Alan Ball, when Bennett was playing for Halesowen Town, the player did link up with the former England World Cup winner, but not at St James’ Park.

He was signed by Southampton from Halesowen for £50,000 in February 1993 and Ball was appointed manager of the Saints in January 1994.

Bennett scored once in 19 league matches for Southampton and also had a loan spell with Shrewsbury Town in October 1996, where he netted three goals in five league outings.

A month later he was transferred to Bristol Rovers, where he featured mainly as a substitute, being used in 39 league games coming off the bench.

In February 2000, Bennett did indeed sign for Exeter, but on loan. He made his league debut for the Grecians in a 1-1 draw at Mansfield Town.

His one and only league goal for City was against Plymouth Argyle in another 1-1 score line, at St James’ Park.

After returning to Bristol Rovers, Bennett then signed for Forest Green Rovers in March 2000 and remained with them until moving to Bath City in June 2002.

Appearances

8

Appearances as Substitute

1

Goals

1

Files

Citation

“Bennett, Frank,” The Grecian Archive, accessed June 18, 2018, http://grecianarchive.exeter.ac.uk/items/show/838.

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