419. Ben TURNER
appearances 70 (league 33)
goals 10 (2 pens) (league 3 (1 pen))
debut ETON MANOR, Essex Senior League 12.8.06
Centre-back who initially came to the Club in 2004 as part of a large contingent from Barkingside, but left without appearing in the first team. Scored against Romford the following season for Brentwood Town, before returning to Rush Green with much the same group of players in the 2006 close season, including brother Joe. Provided the sort of vocal contribution missing in the side since the retirement of Micky Rogan. Scored his first goal for the Club after ten minutes of an F A Vase tie, having only made the starting line-up after an injury to Chris Barry in the warm-up. Notched his second goal for Boro in the next round as they fought out a 4-4 draw with Oxhey Jets. Got the following season's League Cup campaign off to a typically disastrous start, with a last-minute own goal and being sent off as Boro lost their opening two group fixtures. Scored another own goal 'against' the same opponents in the League but was, fortunately, suspended for the return match in the League Cup. Redeemed himself somewhat with two goals in the return match with Bowers, as Boro came from 2-0 down to win 3-2 and put themselves back in serious contention for a quarter-final place. Suddenly became something of a goal machine as he kept pace with leading scorer Des Gallen through the autumn, thanks in part to becoming chief penalty-taker. Gave it all up to collect red cards though and left after Christmas to take his pending five-match suspension to Ilford.
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