Ben’s goal return is better than you may think

Ben’s goal return is better than you may think

Striker Ben Williamson says that he hopes his run of starts for the first-team will result in more goals. And our OVF stats reveal a better than expected return when the forward starts games.

In previous seasons, Williamson could be an inconsistent figure upfront for the Valiants but his recent run upfront has resulted in two goals in four games – a sign of more consistency from the striker and deserving of his place as the side’s first-choice forward.

Speaking to the press, Williamson commented:  “You want to get a run in the team and I have managed to do that.

“When you are scoring goals your confidence grows with every game. You just want to go to the next game and score again.

“I try to work hard for the team and do the ugly stuff as well as scoring goals, but I am sure a lot of fans and other teams will be judging me on the goals I score, so hopefully I can keep on scoring.”

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Stats – not as misfiring as you may think…

Overall, Ben Williamson has 27 goals from 62 starts and 88 substitute appearances.

However, if you focus on his goals when he’s started for the Vale, the total is a very respectable 18 goals from 62 starts – or almost a goal every three games.

This season the stats are even better – with Williamson netting nine goals from eighteen starts – or a goal every other game. In fact, all of Ben’s goals this season have come from games he has started.

Considering that Williamson is a late developer (his league debut didn’t come till he was 22) and is only 26 years of age, there is every chance that his goals to games ratio may improve yet further…