Day: 23 November 2022

Liam Tack. Photo: Neil Graham.

Liam Tack departs Binfield FC

Binfield FC can this morning confirm the departure of midfielder Liam Tack to neighbours Bracknell Town.

‘Tacky’ will team up again with former Moles managers Carl Withers and Jamie McClurg, and he goes with our best wishes, making a step up in division.

Liam joined us in the summer of 2021 from Thame United for our maiden Step 4 season in the Isthmian League. He played 62 times for the club scoring 10 goals over a season and a half at Hill Farm Lane.

Tack will join former Binfield team mate Elliott Legg as well as our former managers at Bracknell.

Next up for the Moles though, it’s the small matter of Leatherhead at home as we look to build on Tuesday night’s terrific 4-1 league win over Tooting & Mitcham United. Tickets are available in advance here.

Binfield u18 Spitfires 21/22 double winners trophies presented by manager Andy Harvey to chairman Andy Cotton.

Binfield’s East Berks Football Alliance trophies presented to club

On Tuesday night Binfield chairman Andy Cotton was presented with the trophies the club’s under 18s Spitfires side won during the 2021/22 season in the East Berks Football Alliance.

The trophies were presented by the current u23s manager Andy Harvey who last season was in charge of the side that won the EBFA Division One league and cup double.

Mr Harvey presented the trophies along with a framed photo for the clubhouse wall.

He said: “It was the success of last season’s u18s that prompted the u23s to be established earlier than originally expected and five of the Spitfire lads are in the u23 side – Thomas Harvey, Zac Baker, Luke Territt, Aaron Reed and Charlie Martin. Both Thomas and Zac have been with the club since Soccer School.

Binfield Vs Tooting

Match Preview: Leatherhead FC – Home

Following the 4-1 win over Tooting & Mitcham, the Moles have the second of three home games in a week with the visit of Leatherhead in the Isthmian League South Central Division.

Matchday: November 26, 2022
Kickoff: 3:00 PM

About Leatherhead FC

Leatherhead came into being in its’ current form with the merger of Leatherhead Rose and Leatherhead United just after the end of the Second World War. They based themselves at the home of Leatherhead United, Fetcham Grove. This is still there home to this day.

The merger club won the Surrey League four times in a row before moving across to the Metropolitan and District league in 1950.

In the 1970s, they had several runs deep into the FA Cup. In 1974, they beat Colchester in the 2nd round, Brighton in the 3rd round before losing 3-2 away at Leicester City despite being 2-0 up.

They struggled in the early 1980s and were relegated down to Isthmian Division 2. In 2011, they had an extra time win over Dulwich Hamlet to take them back into the Premier Division. They only survived for one season before being relegated back to Division One South. Another promoted via playoffs and relegated places them into the South Central Division.

Head To Head

Leatherhead are a new team to the division this year so there are no recent head to heads. They come into the game after a 2-0 defeat to Marlow in the League. Although they did beat Premier Division side Kingstonian 2-1 in the league cup. They currently sit in 15th place in the league just two places outside of the relegation play-off zone.

Tickets

Tickets can be purchased on the gate or in advance via Ticketpass. We take both cash and cards on the gate.

Prices are;

  • Adults: £8
  • Concession: £5
  • Under 16: £1

About Hill Farm Lane

The club house and changing rooms at Hill Farm Lane. Photo: C2 Photography.

Address: Hill Farm Lane, Bracknell RG42 5NR

Hill Farm Lane is a modern non-league football ground with parking on site, disabled access and more including:

  • Licenced bar
  • Tea bar serving hot and cold food
  • Disabled access to pitch side
  • Toilets
  • Standing and seated covered areas to watch the match
  • Card payments taken on the gate, in the bar and at the tea bar.

There are over 200 spaces available to park at the ground.

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FOUR-midable display see’s Binfield earn three points at Hill Farm Lane

A fantastic first half including four goals for the Moles is more than enough to see them see off Tooting and Mitcham who, despite a consolation goal, couldn’t rally the troops for a comeback. It was a classy display, especially from winger Jonny Efedje who put himself top of Binfield’s goalscoring table, taking his total to 8 goals for the season.

Two goals for winger Jonny Efedje, a rare half volley strike from Liam Gavin and a cool finish from Massimo Giamattei saw the moles bounce back from their defeat to Southall on Saturday. The win see’s the Moles move above Hanworth Villa to ninth. 

The first came after just 15 minutes as Efedje’s quick reactions meant he was able to poke home Curtis’ cut back after some fantastic play down the left-hand side by Taylor Morgan meant he was able to find a Binfield shirt inside the box.

It was then a Liam Tack corner, played to the edge of the six-yard area, which put the ball on a plate for Efedje again, and he rose highest to double the Moles’ advantage.

Just minutes later, it was newly appointed captain Liam Gavin’s turn to join Jonny on the scoresheet as after a half clearance from the Tooting defender, he was quickest to react as he smashed the ball home past the outstretched James Shaw.

The Moles were on top and they took full advantage as they struck again, this time through Massimo Giamattei who superbly met Efedje’s cross to strike home a third goal in 10 minutes to put the Moles firmly in the driving seat going into half time.

The Moles came out for the second half and managed the game superbly and allowed Tooting to chase the game (and the ball for a most part.) Tooting did however get what they deserved as they pulled a goal back through their number 9, Cory Walters-Wright just 10 minutes into the second half. It seemed too hard of a task for Tooting as they struggled to create any more real threat to Grace’s goal which meant Binfield were able to see out a fantastic 4-1 victory at Hill Farm Lane.

The Moles now have another 2 home games on the bounce as they face Leatherhead on Saturday, as well as Sutton Common Rovers on MONDAY night.