Author: Tom Canning

Binfield earn Isthmian League performance award

Binfield have picked up a performance award from the Pitching In Isthmian League for September 2022.

The Moles were recognised in the Pitching In Performance of the Month award for the South Central Division and their impressive 4-0 thumping of Vanarama National League South side Tonbridge Angels at Hill Farm Lane.

The Isthmian League has already awarded Moles goalkeeper Chris Grace this season with a ‘keeper of the month gong and now the whole team has scooped a prize.

Announcing the award on the Isthmian League website, a statement reads: “What a season Binfield have been having- and their best moment so far was when National League South side Tonbridge Angels arrived at Stubbs Lane in the FA Cup. After a goalless first half the Moles took the game to the visitors after the break, burying them under an avalanche of goals to win four-nil. Sean Moore, Johnny Efedje, Lewis Pegg and Brad Pagliaroli did the damage- a magnificent performance, which they will now have a shiny trophy to help them remember.”

Among the award winners in the other divisions were Beckenham Town, the side who ended the Moles record-breaking run in this season’s FA Cup while AFC Sudbury and Margate also got nods.

Binfield drawn AT HOME in the FA Cup Second Qualifying Round

Following Binfield’s late 1-0 win at Holyport in the FA Cup First Qualifying Round on Sunday afternoon, the Moles have discovered their next opponents.

Binfield will be at home to Vanarama National League South side Tonbirdge Angels in the FA Cup Second Qualifying Round which was drawn at 1pm on Monday 5th September.

Fixtures are due to take place on the weekend of Saturday 17th September 2022.

Elsewhere, our neighbours Bracknell Town, as well as fellow Berkshire sides Hungerford Town and Slough Town, were all in the hat. See the draw details on Football in Berkshire here.

Binfield FC Junior Tournament. Photo: Rob Mack / Shooting Stars.

Binfield Soccer School restarts in September

Binfield Football Clubs award-winning Soccer School will return for the season on Sunday 11th September.

Winner of Best Community Campaign at the 2022 Berkshire Football Awards, the Soccer School has been a part of the fabric of the Moles for many years, with some famous names passing through the clubhouse.

Run by Bob Chapple, the Soccer School is a welcoming environment for children ages 3 and up to year 1.

It’s Pay As You Play, priced at £3 a session which can be paid on arrival.

It’s as simple as that! Just turn up, come rain or shine.

Further details on the Soccer School page here.

Sean Moore. Photo: Neil Graham /

“We will work our butts off” – Binfield captain Sean Moore

Binfield captain Sean Moore has been speaking to Football in Berkshire’s Dave Wright ahead of Saturday’s big FA Trophy Second Round tie with Truro City at Hill Farm Lane.

Moore, who captained the Moles to Wembley last season, said he believed his sides desire over 90 minutes of a cup tie has been invaluable: “Some of the teams we have played perhaps haven’t shown as much desire over 90 minutes as we did. You can be sure we will work our butts off from the first to the last minute in every game. This is a credit to Doddsy (Jamie McClurg) and Withs (Carl Withers) for the training sessions and demanding the intensity they expect from us in all games.”

The Binfield captain covered other subjects in the interview including his new role on the pitch alongside Callum Bunting, as well as the surge in support from the club juniors.

He said: “Our good run in the Vase has certainly helped us out this season. A lot of the club’s junior players are now watching us and their parents are coming along with them. That’s good to see as we are a family club and it is nice to have seen them enjoying their day with us. That is one of the enjoyments of playing at home.”

The full interview is available on the Football in Berkshire website here.

Related: FA Trophy: Pop-up Siren Craft Brew bar for Truro City tie

Buy tickets: Binfield vs Truro City

Asa Povey playing for Binfield at Wembley in the FA Vase Final. Photo: Neil Graham /

Binfield draw Truro City at home in FA Trophy

The draw for the Second Round of the 2021/22 Buildbase FA Trophy has pitched Binfield at home to Truro City on Saturday 27th November.

The Moles beat Cinderford Town 3-0 on Saturday while Cornish side Truro beat Bognor Regis Town 4-2 on penalties after a 1-1 draw in normal time.

Truro are currently 11th at step 3 in the Southern League Premier Division South while Binfield are fourth at step 4 in the Isthmian League South Central Division.

After a year without a single home tie in national FA competitions, Binfield now have a second in a row after the Cinderford game.

Tickets for the fixture are now on sale on our ticket portal with our charity partner for this fixture selected as CRY UK (Cardiac Risk In The Young).

The scheduling means the home tie with Tooting & Mitcham United will be rearranged but there remain four home fixtures in November starting with Hanwell Town on Tuesday night.

Tickets for all these games are in our ticket store here.

Binfield's Jack Broome gives the thumbs up. Photo: Neil Graham.

Binfield FC vs South Park – tickets now on sale

Tickets are on sale now for Binfield’s home game with South Park.

The Moles will play the Sparks in the Pitching In Isthmian League South Central Division One on Saturday 2nd October 2021 (ko 3 pm).

Binfield Football Club has signed up with TicketPass for the 2021/22 season and tickets for all our matches will be available here. One of the benefits of TicketPass is that they donate 50% of their service fee to charity.

The Moles have chosen Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) as the recipient charity for this fixture. You can find out more about them here.

Click here to buy your tickets and don’t forget to let us know your interest in a replica shirt. Details here.

You can also get ahead of the game and book tickets for the next Binfield home fixtures including games against Westfield and Hanwell Town here.

You can read more about TicketPass and their Ethical Ticketing here.

Binfield line up at Wembley. Photo: Neil Graham.

Match reporter wanted

Binfield FC are looking for someone to write short match reports for this website and the Non-League Paper.

Reports for the NLP are no longer than 120 words most weeks, should round up the key points of the game (there is a deadline on Saturdays for these reports) and that would be the kind of length we’d like for this site.

Some writing experience is preferable but no other experience is necessary. If interested please get in touch via our contact page and choose ‘Volunteering’ as the submission option.

Kian Duncan. Photo: Neil Graham.

Binfield FC First Team squad 2021/22

Want to know who your Moles are for the 2021/22 season in the Pitching In Isthmian League South Central Division One?

Then look no further as we collate all the Binfield FC first team players below that will be announced this week.

First up, the new Binfield FC signings:

Joe Gater

Callum Bunting

Kian Duncan

Billy Montague

Harvey Rackley-Hayes

Liam Tack

Graham Forster’s funeral details

Details have been shared for the funeral of long-serving Binfield volunteer Graham Forster who sadly passed away just over a week ago.

The funeral will be held on Thursday 26th August at 3.30pm. Easthampstead Crematorium.

The family have requested no flowers but would appreciate donations to the Thames Valley Air Ambulance.