09:00 21st April 2013
by Ben Mouncer
Ryan Bennett reflects on Saturday's victory
GOAL hero Ryan Bennett admits yesterday’s 2-1 win over Reading wasn’t as comfortable as it should have been… but insists the important thing was earning the crucial three points.
The 23-year-old, who came on as an early substitute for Michael Turner, opened the scoring by netting his maiden goal for the Club after powering home a half-volley five minutes into the second-half.
Garath McCleary’s goal for the visitors made it a tense last 15 minutes but City held on to record their second league win of 2013.
“It should have been more comfortable, but we got the result and that’s all that matters. We got the points and that’s all that goes on the table. It’s what we needed and we’ve done it,” said Bennett.
“It’s hard when you’re playing a game of 90 minutes – the other team are going to have spells and it’s about how you deal with them. I thought we dealt with it quite well.
“At this stage of the season, and with teams around us doing well and so forth, it was an important result.”
On his goal, the former Peterborough man added: “To get it was nice, but the win was more important. We’ve been working a little bit on finishing in training though, and that was one of my specialities – I love volleying!
“We had chances to get a few more. It was disappointing to let them back into the game with fifteen minutes left, but that’s going to happen in football. We rode it well and got the result that we desperately needed.”
Bennett believes City can take momentum from this victory into the next few games, from which he thinks more points can be picked up to get the Canaries over the survival line.
“We’ve just got to keep on looking forward,” he said.
“We’ve got a couple of games that we can win – obviously the last game of the season is going to be tough, but from now until then we’ll be looking to go out there and get as many points to finish as high as we can in the table.”