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Meet Ben Harris – Ascot United’s double New Zealand Championship winner

New Yellamen forward is also a two time Oceania Champions League finalist

Striker Ben Harris is back in English football after joining former Windsor team mate Rob Lazarczuk at Ascot United.

The front man is fresh from back to back championship victories in New Zealand with Team Wellington, the most recent coming in April 2017 when the TeeDubs beat Auckland City 2-1 – Harris scoring both goals which you can watch in the video above and he scored his sides fourth in a 4-2 win over the same opposition in the previous season.

During Harris’s time in New Zealand, Wellington were twice beaten finalists in the Oceania Champions League competition which has been won for the last seven seasons by Auckland City.

The forward is no stranger to Berkshire having had a fruitful spell with Bracknell Town in the 2011/12 season when current Windsor boss Mick Woodham joined the management team of Steve McClurg and Andy Keen and has also played for the Royalists and Hampton & Richmond Borough.

Related: Bracknell Town legend Justin Day talks about how he ended up playing in New Zealand

Ben Harris scoring against his new club Ascot United for Bracknell Town. Photo: Rob Mack.

Ben Harris scoring against his new club Ascot United for Bracknell Town. Photo: Rob Mack.

Harris’s record in New Zealand is impressive finishing second top scorer with 14 in the National Championship in 15/16 and fifth top scorer with 11 in the season just gone.

According to he played 29 times in the National League and playoffs scoring 27 goals, while he scored four goals in 11 Oceania Champions League matches.

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Tom Canning

Tom is the co-editor of FootballinBracknell. He has played at the lowest possible level of football. In real life Tom works for Trinity Mirror. Manager of Binfield Ladies in the Thames Valley Women's League.

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