Day: 10 March 2024

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Match Preview: Corinthian Casuals FC – Home

Corinthian-Casuals F.C

With a draw and defeat so far in March, the Moles hope to get a win against fellow strugglers Corinthian Casuals.

Matchday: Tuesday 12th March 2024
Kickoff: 7:45pm

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 lost 3-2 away to Thatcham Town whilst the Casuals lost 0-4 at home to Guernsey.

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.
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Ross Weatherstone Reacts to late Thatcham defeat.

After Saturday’s loss to Thatcham Town, Moley caught up with first-team manager Ross Weatherstone as he reacted to the match…

Moley – Ross, a tough defeat to take after fighting back from behind and conceding late on…

Weatherstone – Yeah, definitely. I think as I said to the team after the game okay to be disappointed not winning the game, but they can’t be disappointed in relation to the performance that gave, you know, we were scoring the last really valid on time and deservedly so. And unfortunately, just a couple of areas where we switched off meant that we gave them another opportunity to go. Really, really tough one because for me, we definitely deserve something called the game. If anything, the chances that we had, we should have probably won the game.

Moley – You’ve been quite vocal in the fact that we probably deserved something from the game – just talk us through that…

Weatherstone – When we’re performing the way we are, the game is about scoring goals and taking chances and, you know, we call to hit the post twice, and in my opinion, have at least four other good opportunities to score and that’s often against the full world not performing, you know, that’s just sometimes how the game presents itself. You know, we all know that gold change momentum in the game as well. You know, it’s actually a  good side. But I just think the, when you look at those kinds of stats and look at that tool, and they probably scored three goals out of maybe four or five opportunities that they really had a goal scoring threat side, they work really hard, you know, they were clinical. I would think it’s just disappointing not to come away with something because, you know, outperformance definitely warranted something.

Moley – There’s been some great performances in recent weeks but how important is it that we do back to winning ways?

Weatherstone – Winning games of football is always huge. I think the thing to highlight in the last probably six games you know, we’ve played Hartley Whitney, Southall, Westfield and South Park as well. We’ve played top-half teams, we’ve competed and we’ve picked up some points. So we got to be we got to think about the performances that we’ve put in in that game and we’ve got to take those performances into the games that we’ve got coming up with against things that are in and around us, because you know, winning those games are key. Getting back to winning ways is massively important. And then Tuesday night, which is our next game against Corinthian Casuals becomes a becomes a huge game and everyone in and around the club or in around the community to get to the iconic on Tuesday night to support us and get behind us.we’re going to need everybody to get out of this situation.

Moley – Taking you back all the way to the start of your of your reign with the club. We spoke about opportunities and I think the next three games all at home, all at the Iconic Stadium, does this week offer as opportunity for us?

Weatherstone – Absolutely. I think when you look at the three fixtures that we have, definitely Saturday against Marlow is is probably a free hit for us in relation to how they’re performing and challenging right now. So but that aside, you know, I think that as long as we can continue to perform the way we are completing the way we are and staying engaged the way we are, if we can just eliminate some of the errors when we make it. I still believe we can get these results that we need to to get the points that we want to get on the board.