Day: 21 January 2024

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Binfield FC secure first win of 2023/24.

Binfield FC earned three vital Isthmian League points on Saturday afternoon as we ran out 2-1 winners upon visiting Met Police. The match, which was under doubt ahead of kick off due to the sub-freezing weather conditions during the week.

Binfield opened the scoring in the 16th minute through a Ben Stallard free kick that riffled past Liam Beach in the Met Police goal.

The hosts responded well and found an equaliser just 6 minutes later through Alex Body who slotted home Kebuasi’s cross.

The second half grew in intensity and it was the Moles who grabbed the only goal in it, when Tyler D’Cruz, who scored for the Moles on Friday night, grabbed his second goal for the moles since joining from Reading City in December.

The Moles, despite some late scares managed to hold on and grab their win though, a result that could prove vital come the end of the season.

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After the win, here’s how the league table looks;

Binfield FC – Weatherstone reacts to first win of the season.

It’s been a long time coming, but the Binfield FC earned themselves three Isthmian League points on Saturday afternoon as they were 2-1 winners at Met Police’s Imber Court.

After the match, ‘Moley’ caught up with Ross Weatherstone to discuss the match, his first win since being appointed as first team manager in December.

Moley – “Ross, congratulations your first win as Binfield FC first team manager, could you sum up your feelings about the result?”

Weatherstone – “Yeah, I can’t stress enough how pleased I am for the players, officials, members, supporters and everyone at the football club that we could get the win. From my point of view, I was confident and I believe in the work that we were doing together, so to get to where we got to today – and ultimately getting three points.Looking at our scoreline against Ascot and I feel today, we’ve got some just rewards in certain areas.”

Moley – “There’s been a lot of change on the pitch as well as off it since you’ve come in, but one of the one of the players has been involved for a while now is Ben Stallard. Could you talk us through the opening goal, his brilliant free-kick?”

Weatherstone – “Yeah, to be fair to him, he hit a fantastic free kick against Ascot which was brilliantly saved. This was in a similar kind of position, probably more towards the right hand post if you’re if you’re looking down at the goal and believed in his technique and it was a fantastic finish He was unlucky not to start last week against Ascot and today’s come in and it’s given his all for the team so I’m really pleased for him.”

Binfield FC players celebrate the opening goal

Moley – “Obviously, it wasn’t all positive this afternoon. There was the equaliser from Met Police just minutes after our opening goal, could you talk us through that?”

Weatherstone – “The confidence is an area that we’re working on at the moment and we’re looking on building the the character and the personality of the team. The goal itself was a cross from deep and probably, with the pressure Killian was under, he probably should have punched rather than tried to catch it,  and off the back of him getting contact has dropped the ball. It wasn’t necessarily a pretty goal if that makes sense for from our perspective. What I will say on that is, at the very end Killian has made an outstanding save to win us the game as well.

So it’s, I think it’s just again, just a process piece where we are where we are at the moment but we’re really really pleased that he was able to make up for his mistake and win us the three points at the end there.”

Moley – “It was Tyler D’Cruz’s goal that ended up being the winner on the afternoon. Could you talk us through that and then a quick word on the injury he sustained shortly after?”

Weatherstone – You know, his work ethic is was fantastic. The goal that he scored was something that we’ve been working on in training – in terms of how we how we want to enter the 18 yard box and Rechan (Esprit)  did really well to get his shot off just from the left edge of the box. Their ‘keeper made a save but Tyler was there following up. He fully deserved that goal for his work in the shift that you put in the afternoon. 

Obviously I’m really disappointed. Tyler suffered an injury off the back of chasing down a loose ball.

But that aside, I just want to give a massive shout out to shout out physio Salil who I can’t stress enough has been outstanding in relation to the support and care that he’s given Tyler.”

Moley – “And looking forward to the next few games, we spoke when you joined about kind of opportunities and next next couple of weeks ( although they are obviously a tough games against Southall and Westfield) provides us with two home games in a row – Saturday, and then Tuesday night as well, just talk us through those matches and how you’re going to approach the next week or so?”

Weatherstone – “Yeah, so the nice thing is is we now have a Tuesday-Thursday where we can get some training in and we can work on what we are about as a team. Obviously, we know, they’re going to be tough games.

As I said to the team, we as long as we continue to show the levels of commitment and the desire and the ability to execute the game plan we want to go out there and upset both sides and obviously get some more points on the boards for Binfield.”

The Binfield FC players celebrate post match in the changing room

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Tyler D'Cruz

Club Statement: Tyler D’Cruz

Binfield FC Statement following game at Met Police yesterday.

The football club is relieved to report that our player Tyler D’Cruz is now safe and comfortable in Hospital this morning after his very nasty coming together with a enclosure perimeter late in the game during our Isthmian League match with the Met Police yesterday.

Binfield Football Club would like to place on record our heartfelt thanks and gratitude to our amazing 1st Team Physio Salil Das, and Coaches Andy Bullet and Keith Bowen whom together with our friends at Met Police helped us look after Tyler whilst we waited for Emergency Services to arrive. We would like to put on record our huge thanks and gratitude to Megan Partington and Ian Griffith from the Met Police medical team who’s care, tenacity and professionalism made the ultimate difference to there being a positive outcome. The club would also like to put on record our massive thanks to Debbie Bull from Met Police who coordinated and communicated with Emergency Services during an extraordinary difficult time – we shall always be grateful for her leadership. To the Met Police Stewards Team who went above and beyond and of course, the wonderful Paramedics that eventually arrived – we salute you all!!!

The events of yesterday will stay with all of us for a very long time. The togetherness, exceptional humanity and professionalism displayed by both clubs will bind us together forever.

Thank you – we are truly grateful.

Andy Cotton
Chairman @ Binfield Football Club