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1Doncaster393078
2Plymouth391975
3Portsmouth392668

4Stevenage391262
5Blackpool392160
6Luton391960
7Exeter391659

8Carlisle39-259
9Mansfield39558
10Colchester39457
11Wycombe39055
12Cambridge Utd38654
13Grimsby39-252
14Barnet39-351
15Accrington Stanley38-149
16Crewe39-948
17Crawley Town39-1348
18Yeovil39-946
19Morecambe39-1546
20Notts County39-2246
21Hartlepool39-1641
22Cheltenham39-1639

23Newport County39-2133
24Leyton Orient39-2932

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Town Youngster Signs Up

By: Rob Sedgwick
Date: 10/03/2007

TEENAGE defender Ryan Bennett is the latest of Town's promising crop of youngsters to sign a professional contract with the Mariners. The 17-year-old centre back is the fourth youth player this season to make the step up to first team football, and several others could follow.

The classy defender from Great Yarmouth has impressed Town boss Alan Buckley and with Justin Whittle possibly retiring at the end of the season, Bennett has the chance to push for a first team place at the start of next season, when Grimsby are almost certain to be playing league football following today's win at Hereford.

Bennett, who is said to be comfortable on the ball and strong in the air, was released by Ipswich last year, but Town Youth Team coach Neil Woods was tipped off and snapped up the teenager before other clubs were alerted. Now that decision has been rewarded with a two-year contract for the six footer.

"He always listens and works hard and both Alan (Buckley) and Stuart (Watkiss) are good with him", Neil Woods told Mariners Net.

"His consistent performances at Youth and Reserve level earned him a first team squad number. He even travelled with the team to Torquay and if Nick Fenton hadn't passed a late fitness test I am sure Alan would have had no qualms about putting him on the bench."

Peter Bore, Andy Taylor and Danny North have already stepped up from Youth football to the first team this season, and all three have signed professional papers already this season. Last season the Youth Team won a major cup competition, and have reached two semi finals already this year.

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