Young stars to watch out for in 21/22: Kaine Bentley (Holyhead Town)

PICTURE by JWO PHOTOGRAPHY

HOLYHEAD TOWN have had a difficult start to life in what is the first-ever season of the North Wales Coast West Division One.

The Harbourmen have picked up just six points in their opening 12 matches in tier five, beating Llanfairpwll 3-1 on the opening day before defeating Bethesda Rovers 5-2 in August.

The club has also undergone changes to its coaching team as it looks to climb out of the bottom three.

However, one player who has stood out massively since the start of the campaign (and indeed before that in the Anglesey League in 2019/20) is Kaine Bentley.

Kaine Bentley (left) with Ian Williams. PIC: JWO Photography.

The 18-year-old attacker opened his campaign with a brace in the winner over Pwll before scoring two more goals in July against Bodorgan and Llangoed respectively.

Since then, he has taken his tally up to seven goals in 10 league appearances for Town and has also shown great creativity by providing five assists for team mates.

Kaine scores v Bethesda Rovers. PIC: JWO Photography.

It is however no surprise to see Kaine thriving, as he comes from a family of great footballers.

His father Rob was a fantastic goalkeeper in his playing days with Trearddur Bay where he won 3 Dargie Cup and the North Wales Cup.

Kaine’s older brother and team mate Mike is also a brilliant shot-stopper who recently returned to Holyhead Town after a previous spell with the club. He has also played for Trearddur Bay and Gaerwen and is a very reliable number one.

Mike Bentley in action for Holyhead Town. PIC: JWO Photography.

Although he doesn’t don the goalkeeper gloves like his father and brother, Kaine has certainly proven that the Bentley name continues to be one to remember in local football.

His eye for goal and creativity should not be underestimated and I’m sure we’ll be hearing a lot more about him in years to come.

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