Hawks Pick Up Experienced Striker From League Rivals

Whitehawk have announced the signing of striker Elliot Benyon from league rivals Wealdstone.

The experienced 30-year-old striker was Hayes & Yeading United's player of the year as they suffered relegation from the National League South before signing for the Stones in May 2016.

Benyon began his career as a trainee at Bristol City and then moved to Torquay United on loan, making a total of twenty-two appearances for the Gulls, scoring 5 times in the 2007/08 season and also made an appearance at Wembley in the FA Trophy Final at the end of that campaign.

Benyon found a regular berth for Torquay in the 2008/09 season, making a total of thirty-six league appearances.

That season culminated with a second Wembley appearance for Benyon when the Gulls beat Cambridge United 2–0 in the Promotion Final.

He grabbed 15 goals in all competitions and helped Torquay survived a difficult first season back in the league.

He scored 14 goals the following season attracting the interest of several clubs with not only his eye for a goal but also his work-rate in chasing and harrying defenders.

In January 2011, he signed a contract with Swindon Town and scored a stoppage time equaliser on his debut against Rochdale.

Benyon had a loan spell at Wycombe Wanderers and scored his first goal in the League Cup against Nottingham Forest.

He then moved on to play for Southend United before returning to Torquay.

He signed for Hayes & Yeading in the summer of 2015.

(Photo: Alan Palmer)

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