Day: 11 April 2023

The Binfield FC badge. Photo: Neil Graham.

Match Preview: Chipstead FC – Home

With last weeks home game against Marlow postponed due to the bad weather, the Moles are hoping for fine weather in the run up to their game with Chipstead FC at Hill Farm Lane.

Matchday: Saturday 15th April, 2023
Kickoff: 3:00 pm

About Chipstead FC

The club was founded in 1906 when locals formed a team to play workers from the nearby Netherne Hospital. They joined Surrey Intermediate league in 1962, moved up to the Surrey Premier League in 1982 before joining the Combined Counties in 1986.

They won the league title in 1989-90, were twice runners-up before winning the league again in 2006–07 and were promoted to Division One South of the Isthmian League.

Head To Head

The away game at the NRT Stadium back in December ended in a 1-1 draw. Last season, the Chipstead beat the Moles 2-1 at Hill Farm Lane whilst the away fixture finished 2-2.

On Easter Monday, Chipstead drew 1-1 with Tooting & Mitcham whilst the Moles game against Marlow FC was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch. After those games, Chipstead sit 10th in league whilst Binfield sit in 7th.

Tickets

Tickets can be purchased on the gate. We take both cash and cards on the gate.

Prices are;

  • Adults: £10
  • Concession: £5
  • Under 16: £1

About Hill Farm Lane

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

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 100 spaces available to park at the ground.

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Binfield FC Floodlit Cup Archives – Shortwood United

Binfield FC manager Mark Tallentire lifted his first piece of silverware as boss on Thursday 12th April 2012, as his side won the The AM Print & Copy Hellenic Floodlit Cup at Fairford Town.

The Moles had a large away following on the day which showed just how well the team had performed all season, and that was evident early on as they looked to dominate their opponents Shortwood United. 

Just as Shortwood began to claw their way back into the game, after early Moles dominance, Binfield struck as Carl Davies headed on for Ian Davies who made no mistake, finding the bottom corner from the edge of the box past the dive of Martyn Pearce in the Shortwood net.

As we defended our lead, Shortwood enjoyed the greater possession, but few chances were given up as Dan Weait, making his 60th consecutive Moles appearance in goal, marshalled his defence well.

Indeed the only major scare before half-time came on 34 minutes when Terry Bohane turned and hit a left-foot shot across goal, but narrowly wide of The Moles’ far post.

The second half started much the same way, with Shortwood in possession for good spells, but struggling to break down Binfield’s resolute and tireless banks of four.

Kevin Slack, on for Bohane, quickly got into the action as he flashed a ball across the face of goal, before forcing Weait’s best save of the match, testing the keeper low down.

With United pressing forward, the game started to get stretched – and the Moles would soon take advantage.

Jos Millar broke quickly before playing it through to Ian Davies who did well to beat James Baldwin then outpace him, and although Davies’ initial effort was parried by Pearce, he poked poked home into the empty net.

The Moles dug in for the remaining half hour and did the job without any real scares.

The Moles even had a couple of decent chances to make it three, the best being when Ian Davies just failed to connect with a Carl Davies’ cross.

The final whistle brought wild celebrations for the Moles players, management and supporters as the club ran out two-nil victors on the night with the club’s highest honour to that date, in it’s 120 year history.

It was a big moment as well for the ‘boss’, Mark Tallentire who managed to get his first piece of silverware for the club on a fantastic night for all involved…

you can take a look back at other historic Binfield FC Wins, including the 2020/21 FA Vase 4th round win over Deal Town HERE…

Michael Croker

Under 23s close on title as Binfield Vets face crucial weekend

Binfield’s under 23 side are a step closer to the Thames Valley Premier League Division Three title after a big win over nearest rivals Reading City Development on Saturday.

The Moles have a 15-point lead over the Cityzens but have played five more games and will face Reading once more before the end of the season.

Binfield will be crowned champions if they beat Reading City in the final game of the season on the 20th May regardless of the result in their penultimate game on the 29th April at Farnham Royal Mavericks. The title will likely come a lot sooner if City drop points in their seven remaining fixtures.

Michael Croker scored five of the Moles goals on Saturday as Binfield’s goal difference hit 38.

The team are already looking to build for next season with trials and training sessions open – it remains to be seen which division they will be placed in though.

Vets

A crucial top-of-the-table clash for Binfield Vets coming up at home on Sunday as the leaders host second-placed Milford & Witley.

Six points separate the sides with Milford having three games in hand so, as we say, crucial!

Allieds – Under 18s

Jamie Smith scored for the young Moles on Thursday but his side were beaten 4-1 at home by Wokingham & Emmbrook who had Josh Crittenden – the son of ex-Binfield striker Adam – scoring twice.

Binfield have three games left this season – all at home – against Abbey Rangers, Westfield and Eversley & California.

Details of the First Team’s 4-3 defeat to Uxbridge is here. News of a rearranged Marlow game is here.

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New date for Binfield vs Marlow in Isthmian League

Following Bank Holiday Monday’s postponement of Binfield vs Marlow in the Isthmian League South Central Division One, a new date has been confirmed.

The Moles will host Marlow now on Tuesday 18th April at 7:45pm in what will be a packed final week of the season for Garry Haylock’s side.

Binfield will host Chipstead on Saturday 15th followed by Marlow in midweek, then a final day trip to Fetcham Grove and Leatherhead on Saturday 22nd April.

The Moles maintain play-off hopes in the division but realistically need to win all three of their final games to progress to the end-of-season shake-up.

All the Binfield fixtures are here.