INCONSISTENT Brodsworth MW have made an audacious bid to try and sign the player manager of Northern Counties East Premier League rivals Armthorpe Welfare.

The Woodlands based club have made the approach for former Doncaster Rovers

man Des Bennett through the proper channels lodging seven days notice of their intentions with Armthorpe secretary Maureen Cottam.

Brodsworth lost 6-1 away to unbeaten Brigg Town last Saturday and manager Neil Brandon is keen to acquire Bennett's services to help him out.

Bennett, known as a fitness fanatic, is still an excellent player and is highly thought of in non-league circles.

He said: "I played under Neil Brandon when he was manager at Bridlington and I have a high regard for him. I have been informed of their interest by our secretary but I don't want to make any comment about their approach."

Ironically it is only a few weeks ago that Armthorpe put seven days notice in to Hatfield Main for their former player manager Colin Douglas who is now joint boss of the Dunscroft based outfit.

Welfare were unsuccessful on that occasion and it seems that Brodsworth will also be out of luck with Bennett just as they were at Brigg Town.

Brodsworth found themselves 2-0 down after half an hour but were unlucky not to be awarded a penalty when Alan Radford was brought down.

They pulled a goal back in the 34th minute when Radford set up Wayne Rushton to fire home but Brigg scored again just before the interval with a wind assisted cross which Brodsworth keeper Craig Smith could only help into the net.

Three goals within twelve minutes of the restart wrapped up the points for

Brigg and led to Brodsworth stepping up the search for new players with Denaby United striker Chris Snell the first recruit.