Rovers flyer wants both a run in the cup and a run in the team...Doncaster Rovers winger Kyle Bennett said that he was happy to avoid an upset against Vanarama Conference South outfit Weston Super Mare when the sides met in the first round of this season’s FA Cup.
The Seagulls, of the sixth tier, are some 75 league places below Doncaster, but a clinical display from the visitors quashed any prospect of a giant-killing.
“I think we did the job, which was to get the early goal and settle ourselves down and that always helps,” said Bennett.
“If you give them encouragement then they can kick on as they showed in the second half when they peppered our goal, but it was all about getting through to the next round and that’s what we’ve done.”
Bennett, who aided Rovers’ cause with a couple of assists, returned to the starting XI after only playing a bit-part role in Saturday’s defeat to near neighbours Sheffield United.
“Its massive following the United result at the weekend and will do wonders for the squad regardless of who it’s against,” added the 24 year old.
“They [Weston] had a never-say-die-attitude and its always important for us to get the first goal and kill the game.
“It was a very tough, the pitch isn’t the Keepmoat and you have to deal with the conditions so to come here yet again and get the result was important.”