Day: 7 February 2024

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Match Preview: Corinthian Casuals FC – Home

Corinthian-Casuals F.C

The Moles have had an amazing start to February and hope to continue as they welcome Corinthian Casuals FC to The Iconic Stadium.

Matchday: Saturday 10th February 2024
Kickoff: 3pm

About Corinthian Casuals FC

Corinthian-Casuals was established in 1939 by merging Corinthian and Casuals, and they won the Surrey Senior Cup in 1953-54. They reached the final of the FA Amateur Cup two seasons later and also made it to the semi-finals in the following year. The club reached the first round of the FA Cup in 1965-66, and in the late 1960s and early 1970s, they struggled in the league and were relegated to Division Two. After winning the Spartan League Senior Division, they returned to the Premier Division. The club toured Brazil in 1988-89 and 2001 and switched to the Combined Counties League in 1996. After winning the Surrey Senior Cup in 2010-11, the club was promoted to the Premier Division in 2018 but was relegated at the end of the 2022-23 season.

Last Time Out

When the teams met earlier in the season, the game ended in a 0-0 draw.

In their last game, the Moles drew 1-1 away to Hanworth Villa whilst the Casuals lost 3-1 at home to Thatcham Town.

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.

Ross Weatherstone Reacts to Hanworth Villa Point.

After Tuesday night’s 1-1 draw with Hanworth Villa, Moley caught up with first-team manager Ross Weatherstone as he reacted to the match…

Moley – Ross, it’s late heartbreak for the Moles – conceding a late equaliser, but do you look at it as a point gained or two dropped this evening?

Weatherstone – It’s an interesting question. One thing I want to say before anything, I’m just so proud of every single player and everyone at the football club. We’ve come here tonight against a really strong Hanworth Villa team and we’ve competed. When you go one up in the game and you know you’re at 90 minutes of course, you’re looking at the game and thinking wow, is that two points dropped? But, when I go through my targets, etc, for games, for me, this is a point gained, I want the team to be proud of their work. I don’t want them to be disappointed and I want them to get ready for Saturday.

Moley – There was plenty of defensive resilience out there for the full 90 minutes in difficult conditions. There’s definitely plenty to be proud of in that sense…

Weatherstone – I think I just said it, in my answer to the last question.vWhen you look at the shift that these backline is putting in, include the goalkeeper in that. The key thing for me is they’re following the instructions. They’re listening to the out of possession detail, and more importantly, they’re executing it. It’s lovely just to hear their manager come over and be complimentary of the team, complimentary of our organised we are, but again, that doesn’t necessarily get you to three points, but it definitely means that the process we’re on in the right tracks regarding the process.

Moley – I think we can kind of summed up there, a little bit disappointed. But is it that almost the perfect sign of progress. That the players have come off the pitch a little bit gutted, even though it is a point gained as we previously said?

Weatherstone – Yeah. I think I’ve said it three or four times in the interview, I’m just so proud of the group and the progress. I look at everybody, that everyone behind the scenes, we’re all together and we’re all in it, and we’re all having a go and, and I think I’ve said it enough times, that’s the character that’s the personality I want within the club. That’s what we’ve got to continue to do what we’ve been doing for the upcoming games. We go into Saturday and, and we hope and we continue to prepare right on Thursday night and and we go into that game. We’ve we’ve a lot of positive momentum in my opinion.

Moley – We speak a lot about the work that goes on off the pitch, but surely notnothing can prepare us for that goal, it was a great strike.

Weatherstone – I think the thing the thing that I’m most proud about all of our strikers you know, when you look at Ethan (Lindo) has scored three and three but is unfortunately not here tonight. Dontaye (Whittaker) scored two against Hartley Wintney on his comeback from injury. Els (Elijas Bagdonavicius), he’s been in has been fantastic.

I said to him before the game I said if you get a chance outside the box, you’ve got to fire. And fair play to him, he asked the question of Harvey (Rackley-Hayes), obviously, an ex-‘ keeper of ours. He deserved his goal over the three games that he’s played for us, so again, really proud of him and, and obviously now we just look at, we look at Saturday now…