Author: Tom Canning

Liam Gavin in action for Binfield against Thame United. Photo: Jack Craske.

Liam Gavin on target again while u23s keep unbeaten run going

Central defender Liam Gavin was on the scoresheet again at the weekend as Binfield’s men’s first team drew 1-1 at Chipstead in the Isthmian League.

The goal puts the long-serving Mole fourth in the club’s top-scorers list for the season having also netted in recent games against Tooting & Mitcham United as well as Westfield.

Gavin’s strike came on 69 minutes, levelling up Thomas Smith’s first-half goal, ensuring Binfield remain unbeaten in their last three league games.

One notable new addition to the side was Harvey Rackley-Hayes, previously with the club last season but back in goal for Chris Grace after the ‘keeper was withdrawn during the win over Leatherhead.

Thames Valley Premier League

Max Reid.
Max Reid.

Binfield’s first venture in the Thames Valley Premier League Division Three continued with a 2-2 draw at AFC Winkfield Reserves, with both goals coming from penalties converted by Max Reid.

Andy Harvey’s side remains top of the table on 18 points and face Reading City Development at home on Saturday.

Allied Counties Youth League

Frimley Green edged out the young Moles at Hill Farm Lane in midweek 3-2 in the Allied Counties Youth League Central Division.

Jamie Smith and Jake Cook scored for Binfield while Scott Crofts and a double for Lewis Myrtollari scored for the visitors.

What’s on for Binfield FC this week?

Thurs 6th Dec: Harefield United vs Binfield u18s (7:30pm)

Sat 10th Dec: Binfield First vs Uxbridge (3pm)

November brings Binfield home comforts and chance to focus on Isthmian League

Weather permitting, November 2022 will see Binfield in action nine times with five home fixtures to come at Hill Farm Lane.

The Moles will play four home Isthmian League South Central Division One fixtures and one Velocity Trophy tie from the 12th November onwards.

Before we all get too comfy though, there are three away days to come with Amersham Town up first on Tuesday night in the Berks & Bucks County FA Cup before trips to Hanworth Villa and Westfield in the league.

The five home games in November are:

  • Bedfont Sports (12th Nov)
  • Guernsey (15th Nov)
  • Tooting & Mitcham United (22nd Nov)
  • Leatherhead (26th Nov)
  • Sutton Common Rovers (29th Nov) – Velocity Trophy

With the Moles impressive runs in both the FA Cup and FA Trophy now at an end, the focus is firmly on catching up on league games. Binfield are four games behind some teams including leaders Northwood and fourth-placed Chertsey Town.

For information and dates on all fixtures in November through to Christmas head to our fixtures page. Tickets are available online in advance for all forthcoming home fixtures here.

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 / ngsportsphotography.com

“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.

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Buy tickets: Binfield vs Truro City

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

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.

Binfield chairman Bob Bacon. Photo: Neil Graham.

“This is your club, and your involvement is a vital ingredient to the success of us all”

We are the brink of a new season, one that we wish is concluded in perfect fashion, but unfortunately, our world is in a degree of uncertainty.

Change is happening within your club at all levels. At a committee level, we have made some changes that I believe will give a greater youth section focus, with Craig Gilbert taking on the Vice-Chair role and Lewis Pike joining us on the committee.

This is one club, and we want to be considered progressive and inclusive. The support that the first team received from the club and the village for the FA Vase, was extraordinary. When the senior season starts, please do come along en masse and get behind the lads.

Our brand new Under 7’s share a manager with the first team, as Carl Withers is working with them. It’s this type of progression and inclusivity that makes a difference.

We will invest in our youth coaches to assist in making constant improvements to skills and knowledge.

Bottom line is, this is your club, and your involvement is a vital ingredient to the success of us all. Let’s join in, and be a part of something really special.

Come on you Moles!
Bob

BINFIELD FC VS HASHTAG UNITED TICKETS NOW ON SALE

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

Binfield FC vs Hashtag United tickets now on sale

Tickets are on sale now for Binfield’s final pre-season home game ahead of the club’s inaugural Isthmian League South Central Division One season.

The Moles welcome fellow step 4 Isthmian League side Hashtag United to Hill Farm on Saturday 7th August and for the first time ever, the clubs are selling matchday tickets online.

Buy your tickets below, and don’t forget to let us know your interest in a replica shirt. Details here.