Day: 13 January 2024

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Match Preview: South Park FC – Home

South Park FC

Following the close defeat to Ascot United, the Moles are quickly back in action as they welcome South Park FC to the Iconic Stadium.

Matchday: Tuesday 16th January 2024
Kickoff: 7.45pm

About South Park (Reigate) FC

South Park Football Club was founded in 1897 and initially played on a sports field between Crescent and Church Roads. In 1925, the club formed a partnership with the local cricket club to create the South Park Sports Association, which aimed to improve athletic facilities for both clubs and the community. The association purchased land on Whitehall Lane, which became the permanent home of the club and was renamed “King George’s Field” in 1935. The club went through some tough times during and after World War II but rebounded with the help of donations and improved facilities, including a clubhouse and showers.

In 2001, the club merged with Reigate Town Football Club and renamed itself South Park & Reigate Town Football Club until 2003. The club has since undergone many renovations, gained promotion to higher divisions, and achieved success in various cup competitions. In recent years, the club has had several changes in management, including Harrison Williams taking charge in February 2022, and most recently, the club has renamed itself South Park Reigate in July 2022 to enhance its profile locally and in the wider football community. football pyramid before being promoted to Division One of the Combined Counties League in 2002-03. The club were Combined Counties Premier Division North champions in 2021–22, earning promotion to the Isthmian League.

Head To Head Record

Last season, both teams won their home games. The Moles winning 4-2 at the Iconic Stadium whilst they lost 3-1 away at South Park.

Last Friday, the Moles lost a close game to Ascot United 3-2 whilst South Park drew 1-1 at home to Uxbridge.

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

The Iconic Stadium at Hill Farm Lane

Address: The Iconic Stadium, Hill Farm Lane, Binfield RG42 5NR

Getting To The Iconic Stadium

Nearest Railway Station: Bracknell Railway Station is on the South West Railways line between London Waterloo and Reading. It is an eight-minute drive from the railway station to the Iconic Stadium. Alternatively, Bracknell Bus Station is a 2 minute walk from the railway station.

Bus: The nearest bus stop to the ground is on Church Lane and is served by the 151 and 151A Thames Valley Bus service which travels between Bracknell Bus Station and Wokingham Station. More details on the bus route here.

Parking

There are 200 spaces available to park in the ground. In the event that the club car park is full, then additional car parking is available at All Saints Church, Church Hill, Binfield RG42 5NS which is a 10 minute walk from the ground.

Facilities

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

Binfield FC 2-3 Ascot United – Match Report

Binfield 2-3 Ascot United – By Dan Humphrey

A late Ascot winner ensures Binfield start 2024 with a narrow defeat.

Manager Ross Weatherstone gave debuts to goalkeeper Killian Barrett and centre back Jack Matton, who has recently joined The Moles on a dual registration from Woking.

Ascot started the brighter of the two sides, with Ben Harris forcing a save from debutant Barrett low down to his right. 

The Yellas then took the lead in the 12th minute, as ex-Mole Liam Tack found the back of the net with a composed finish. Binfield equalised soon after, as Tyler D’Cruz nodded home a superb cross from Isiah Blankendal.

A lack of chances for the rest of the half ensured it remained 1-1 at the break.

Into the second half, and it was another former Mole in Ollie Harris, who’s whipped cross found Liam Tack, who headed over the crossbar.

The lively Ollie Harris then had a chance of his own, with his near post header just missing the far corner.

However, it was Binfield who took the lead, as debutant Jack Matton converted from close range.

Harris then looked to equalise almost instantly for Ascot, forcing Barrett into a superb diving save. Binfield made their first change just after the hour mark, as Archie Coulter replaced the injured Isiah Blankendal.

It was Liam Tack who equalised for The Yellas, stabbing home from close range to get his second of the night.

Substitute Stallard then forced Sobte into action in the Ascot goal with a fine save from a set piece.

However, it was heart break for the home side, as debutant and goal scorer Matton turned into his own net late on, condemning Binfield to a late defeat. 

Binfield now turn their attention to Tuesday 16th January as they welcome South Park to The Iconic Stadium.

Binfield: Barrett, Eaton (Murray 83’), Blankendal (Coulter 62’), Jeanes, Matton, Lewis ©, Lindo, Fisher (Stallard 67’), D’Cruz, Whittaker, Drake
Subs: Coulter, Stallard, Murray
Unused: Bamgbose, Knight

Ascot: Sobte, Lock, Lalustani (Morgan 67’), Goulter, Bailey ©, Edwards, McCormack, Grant, B Harris (Laflin 67’), Tack, O Harris (Lahtinen-Kalsi 90’)
Subs: Morgan, Laflin, Lahtinen-Kalsi
Unused: Ellis, Welch

Yellow Cards: Bailey

Attendance: 261