Day: 28 January 2023

Harvey Harry - Binfield FC

Binfield’s promotion push alive and well after Bedfont win

Harvey Harry’s double was enough for Binfield to claim all three points against relegation-struggling Bedfont Sports and sends the Moles just a point behind the playoff spots.

After having their last three matches postponed due to the frosty conditions, it was perhaps expected that the first twenty minutes was ‘cagey’ and the game lacked quality. The only opening came when James Beauchamp was put through by Brandon Curtis but his shot could only find the side netting from a tight angle.

Reaction: ‘They Made It Really Difficult For Us’ Haylock Reacts To Binfield Win

Binfield opened the scoring in the 26th minute. This time Beauchamp turned provider after his run set up Curtis. His shot from the edge of the box could only be parried by Bedfont goalkeeper Joe Ringer and it fell to the path of Harry who blasted it home. His second league goal of the season.

The goal provided the Moles some confidence and they began to find their rhythm. Curtis had a chance to double their lead but his shot from close range was tipped over by Ringer. From the resulting corner, Connor Holland picked out Massimo Giamattei but his volley was met by Ringer’s strong hand.

The Moles were pegged backed right on the stroke of half time when Sam Evans took advantage of Kai Hobbs’ slip and picked out Kafi Anoyke-Boadi who turned the ball in from close range. An equaliser against the run of play.

Match Photos: Bedfont Sports – Away

Binfield’s keeper Harvey Rackley-Hayes turned aside Anoyke-Boadi’s shot at the start of the second half which sparked the Moles into life. Brad Pagliaroli’s run reached the by-line and pulled it back to Holland who couldn’t turn it in and find the target. Then Beauchamp again caused the Bedfont’s defence trouble but his pull back couldn’t be turned in by Pagliaroli.

After waves of attacks by the Moles in an intense five minute spell, the pressure eventually paid off and they found their winner with the best move of the match. After some great build-up play, the ball finds Holland on the left deep into the Bedfont half. He then uses Giamattei on the overlap who puts in a great ball cross the six-yard box. Harvey Harry was there to meet it and was able to do what others couldn’t and turn the ball in from close range – a terrific move by the Moles.

The Moles had twenty minutes to hold out and Bedfont went close when Steve Ngunga blazed over the bar from inside the area. Their best chance came with ten minutes to go when Harrison Bailey’s strike from outside the box rocketed off the frame of the goal and thankfully for the Moles fell to safety and they stayed strong to see the game out. The defensive unit included the addition of Lewis Pegg, who was making his first appearance back for Binfield since he resigned earlier on in the week.

So, plenty of positives for the Moles as they move one point of Chertsey in 5th with multiple games in hand. They are back in action on Tuesday evening against top-of-the-table Basingstoke Town and Hill Farm Lane. Binfield looking to go six game unbeaten against the league’s most in-form team.

Joe Gater. Photo: Neil Graham.

Match Preview: Basingstoke Town FC – Home

Basingstoke Town Badge

A busy January finished off with the biggest game of them all – a home match against league leaders Basingstoke Town.

Matchday: January 31, 2023
Kickoff: 7:45 pm

About Basingstoke Town FC

Basingstoke Town FC was established in 1896 by a merger of Aldworth United and Basingstoke Albion. They played in various Hampshire leagues in their first seventy years before joining Southern League Division One South in the early 1970s. They won the division in 1984-85 and were promoted to the Premier Division.

After a couple of years in the Southern League Premier Division, there were moved sideways into the Isthmian Premier Division in 1987-88. They bounced between the Premier Division and Division One a couple of times before being promoted to the Conference South in 2004-05. This came despite finishing fourteenth and losing the play-off to Lewes. Their promotion came as Hendon turned down the opportunity to join the new Conference South.

In 2015-16, they finished bottom of the renamed National League South and were relegated to the Southern League. This was followed by a relegation and then a sideways move to their current league – the South Central Division of the Isthmian League.

The ‘Stoke have appeared in the 2nd round of the FA Cup 3 times. The latest being in 2006–07 when they lost a replay to Aldershot Town 2-1.

Head To Head

The Moles have played The ‘Stoke away twice already this season; once in the Velocity Cup and once in the League. The Moles were 2-0 winners on both occasions.

Last season, the honours were split with the Moles losing the home game 1-0 but winning the away game at the Winklebury Sports Complex 4-1.

On Saturday, the Moles beat Bedfont Sport 3-1 whilst Basingstoke beat Merstham 3-1. Basingstoke currently sit top of the table on 47pts whilst the Moles are 6th on 37pts.

In the form guide, over the last six games, Basingstoke have taken 15 pts whilst the Moles have taken 14 pts.


Tickets can be purchased on the gate or in advance via Ticketpass. We take both cash and cards on the gate. If you had a ticket for the postponed game, then they are valid for this game.

Prices are;

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

About Hill Farm Lane

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

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

Garry Haylock

‘They made it really difficult for us’ Haylock reacts to Binfield win

Binfield manager Garry Haylock admitted his side had to work hard for their 2-1 away Isthmian League win at Bedfont Sports on Saturday.

Haylock said in a post-match chat with Binfield TV: “We worked hard, we didn’t have anyone who had a bad performance, Bedfont are obviously down there and need the points. They worked incredibly hard and made it really difficult for us, they were hard to break down and we had to scrap for goals.”

Watch the full post match interview with Binfield manager Garry Haylock below:

Binfield FC Re-sign Lewis Pegg from Met Police

Binfield FC are delighted to announce that Central defender Lewis Pegg has returned to the club after a short period at London side Metropolitan Police.

Lewis joined the boys back in training this week and is available for selection for this afternoon’s match at Bedfont. 

Lewis has already featured 26 times for the Moles this season, which puts him in joint second place on the appearance table. The centre back has also chipped in with one goal this season, in our 4-0 FA Cup win over Tonbridge Angels.