Day: 16 March 2024

Match Mascots – U9 Girls

For the home game against Marlow, we were pleased to welcome our U9 girls team down as match day mascots. They proudly line-up with the team before walking out on to the pitch. There was plenty of vocal support for the girls and they even had a mini match on the pitch at half-time.

Thank you for coming girls. We hope you enjoyed your day and look forward to seeing you again at the Iconic Stadium.

Match Preview: Sutton Common Rovers FC – Home

Sutton Common Rovers

The fixtures come thick and fast in March. Next up at the Iconic Stadium are Sutton Common Rovers FC.

Matchday: Tuesday 19th March, 2024
Kickoff: 7:45 pm

About Sutton Common Rovers

Sutton Common Rovers were founded in 1978 as Inrad F.C and went through several name changes before they settled on their current name. The club started playing Saturday League football in 2004-5 and progressed into the Combined Counties league in 2007. They narrowly missed promotion in their debut session but were promoted to the Premier Division the following year.

After finishing second in the league behind Chertsey Town, they were promoted to Isthmian league in 2021/22. This also coincided with them reaching the 2nd qualifying round of the FA Cup for the first time, losing a reply to Jersey Bulls.

Head to Head

The Moles lost 4-1 earlier in the season to Sutton Common Rovers FC.

Tickets

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

Turnstiles, kitchen and bar open at 7pm. Food is available from 7pm.

Prices are;

  • Adults: £10
  • Concession: £6
  • 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 1-2 Marlow – Match Report

An improved second-half performance is not enough to mount a Moles comeback. Marlow take the points after first-half goals from Louis Rogers and David Rogalski saw the visitors two-up at the break. 

Marlow took advantage of some lacklustre defending from a set-piece as Louis Rogers tapped home from close range after just four minutes at The Iconic Stadium.

The Moles responded well though, as Tyler D’Cuz met a Luke Wayborn long-throw and forced a save from Aaron Watkins who expertly tipped his goal-bound header over the bar.

Marlow looked the most likely to find the second goal of the game with an onslaught of corners but the Moles defence stood firm, including a brilliant block, on the line, from Tyler D’Cruz before Chris Ovenden’s header went close to finding the target.

The Moles then had their go from a set-piece, with Wayborn’s long throw from the left finding D’Cruz, whose header was comfortably claimed by Watkins again.

A quick break from the visitors saw top-goalscorer David Rogalski break free but some fantastic defending from Reese Jones Jr kept him at bay.

Rogalski, the Marlow number nine who had 33 goals this season in all competitions before today, went on to show why he’s so feared by teams in this division, as his close range finish doubled the visitor’s lead just before the break.

The Moles weren’t done though and started the second-half in fine fashion as Manuchim Oke-William headed home Ben Stallard’s corner to half the deficit just three minutes after the break.

This set the game up on a knife edge and some firm tackles from both sides, saw Connor Jeanes and Jordi Ndozid in the referee’s book. 

Despite chances from both sides, neither team managed to find that crucial goal to really change the course of the match in the closing stages.

While the Moles looked to find an equaliser, Marlow looked to hit on the counter with a quick break down the right with Kai Hamilton-Olise finding Dave Tarpey in the middle who crashed his effort against the post.

Next up for the Moles is Sutton Common Rovers at The Iconic Stadium on Tuesday night before a trip to Leatherhead next weekend…