Boss Barry delighted with striker Harris following debut goal, writes Jon Batham
New Hampton & Richmond Borough striker Ben Harris in action for Windsor
Hampton & Richmond Borough new-boy Ben Harris could be destined for big things, according to joint manager Paul Barry.
Returning fans’ favourite Dave Tarpey stole the headlines in Saturday’s 4-0 win over Carshalton, with two goals and an assist for fellow goal machine Charlie Moone, but Harris’s 25-minute cameo, which also included a debut goal, had Barry enthusing about the 23-year-old former Windsor frontman (pictured).
So much so he is already thinking of ways he may be able to play all three of his goal threats in the same team.
He said: “You would think goals-wise Dave (Tarpey) and Charlie (Moone) would be the best strike pair in the Ryman League, but Ben could go on to be a big star.
Tom Hickey is plotting a return to first team action by the end of February after revealing the extent of his nasty facial injury.
The midfielder's nose break in last Saturday's 4-0 victory over Carshalton is a real blow to the Beavers with player and club in great form.
He will return to hospital on Monday to get his nose “re-broken” - and must watch on from the sidelines for around six weeks.
Hickey, 20, said: “It's a real shame, the injury has happened at totally the wrong time as things are going so well at the moment.
“I went straight to the hospital after Saturday's match and had to wait for the person that specialises in nose and throat problems because it was such a bad break. Now have to wait for swelling to go down and I'm then having it pushed back.
“It's not nice clearly, and I don't look my best! It's frustrating too because I had just returned from suspension, I was really enjoying my football.
“But I'm determined to come back from this at the end of...