Stevenage teenager signs first pro deal after match-winning display at Hartlepool

Ben Kennedy, centre. Picture: Harry Hubbard

Ben Kennedy, centre. Picture: Harry Hubbard - Credit: Archant

Ben Kennedy scored twice in 3-1 win at the weekend

Ben Kennedy has signed his first professional contract with Stevenage.

The 18-year-old scholar broke into the Boro first-team squad last month when he made his debut as a half-time substitute against Oxford United.

He has since made two starts for Stevenage and scored his first senior goals for the club when he grabbed a brace in the 3-1 victory at Hartlepool United on Saturday.

Chairman Phil Wallace told the club website: “Ben is the second scholar this season to be involved in and around the first team, which is testament to the work being done by everyone at youth level.

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“We are hopeful that a few more will come through over the coming months, to continue to justify the work and investment we’ve made in developing our own players.”

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