JOSH Hennah is being tipped for the big time after scoring an outstanding goal for Bracknell Town in their 6-0 win over Woodley United at Larges Lane on Saturday, writes Dave Wright.

“He is an exceptional talent,” said Robins manager Mark Tallentire with even super star Gareth Bale being mentioned in his praise of the player.

The 6ft 3in teenage left-back was making his full Hellenic League debut after joining the club from Sandhurst, where he was part of their league winning Allied Counties team.

Tallentire added: “I remember going to watch a player who was playing in the same team as Josh and was memorised by him. He is a superb player.

“He has got fantastic talent for an 18-year-old, I am really glad I’ve signed him.

“He has a great future, he’s a player I’m pretty sure is going on to play at a very high level, and fingers crossed, that will be with us.

“Josh has such high energy levels, a nice left foot on him as he showed.”

The 6ft 3in defender, whose soccer education came mainly with the Reading FC Academy, scored Bracknell’s second goal with a tremendous run that started in his own half.

He waltzed through the Woodley defence before delivering a low left-footer into the the net.

Tallentire continued: “We had a training game in-house a few weeks ago, and he did exactly the same thing, got a Gareth Bale type goal. He ran the length of the pitch, past four of five people, and smashed it straight into the top corner.

“We know he has got that ability in his locker, he was exceptional.”

Hennah, however, wasn’t the only Robins star as they totally outclassed promoted Woodley and created enough scoring opportunities to have reached double figures.

“Seb (Bowerman) was first class, Jamie (McClurg) was great as well, but we had four or five players who put in man-of-the-match performances,” said Tallentire.

Whilst happy with the scoreline, it was the team’s all-round display that pleased him most.

He explained: “We were not really interested in a big score, we were more interested in getting things right, getting our shape back, our compactness back, showing our true identity.

“This is what we concentrated on in training during the week and we saw lots of that out there. Our shape was a lot better.

“We set out what we wanted to do and that was to bounce back from last week’s disappointment (FA Cup defeat by Winchester). There was a lot of intensity out there and that is what we are about.

“Everybody was batting off the same wicket and that is what you need to win games in this league.

“Yes, we could have got a load more goals, but we put in a proud performance that I know this group of lads are capable of doing. It ticked all the boxes for me and it was three great points.”

Bracknell host Abingdon United at Larges Lane this Saturday (3pm) then go to Highmoor Ibis next Monday (7.45pm).

The club are making good progress in refurbishing the club room following the recent damage caused when 6,000 gallons of water flooded out of a faulty valve, and hope to re-open the place in time for the visit of Flackwell Heath on September 9.