MARK BENTLEY FACTFILE
Born: Hertford, 1978 (Age 37) 1996-2004 Bentley, a midfielder, began his career before at Ryman League Aveley he made the switch to Enfield. He Aldershot, then moved on to Gravesend & Northfleet, where he and Dagenham won Player of the Year, & Redbridge before Southend came knocking. 2004-2006 Bentley enjoyed two successful years with the Shrimpers as he helped them to consecutive promotions through in his two seasons. The first the League Two play-offs before One. the Shrimpers won League 2006-2011 After 93 appearances for Southend, Although Bentley moved to Gillingham. he didn’t play in the 2009 League against Shrewsbury, Two play-off final win Bentley played a big part in getting The club were relegated the Gills up. the next season and, in Bentley’s sea-son, missed out on an instant final return. 2011-2014 Dropped back into Non-League with Hayes & Yeading, where he spent two seasons, Boreham Wood joined and Wealdstone before he Grays Athletic last summer. 2015-present Took over as Grays Athletic player- receive manager and helped the club worldwide attention when he saved against Hampton a penalty in a 3-2 win & Richmond Borough earlier this month.