Binfield FC 2-1 Uxbridge – Match report

Beauchamp and Lynch send the Moles into the Isthmian League Playoff spots

Binfield left it late but goals from James Beauchamp and Conor Lynch secured all three points in a dramatic final ten minutes at Hill Farm Lane on Tuesday night. Uxbridge had the better of the early stages and took the lead of the 20-minute mark when Liam Gavin’s header back to Harvey Rackley-Hayes was too short and allowed Antony Mendy to get in and provided a great finish over-the-top of Rackley-Hayes. Uxbridge had a couple of great opportunities to double their lead moment after but some great acrobatics saves from Rackley-Hayes kept Binfield in the match – the second included tipping over Alan Hedley’s header from close range.

Binfield’s best chance of the half came when Connor Holland’s free kick found Lewis Pegg but he couldn’t keep his volley down. Uxbridge then had a great chance to go two ahead before half-time after a long throw caused confusion in the Binfield defence but Liam Gavin’s goal line clearance meant the Moles went into the break a goal down.

Brad Pagliaroli in first half action

Uxbridge started the second half stronger and had the ball in the back of the net again on 52 minutes but Antony Mendy had gone too early and was flagged for offside.

Then, a moment which seemed to change the tide in the match. James Beauchamp replaced Harrison Bailey on 65 minutes. The Moles began to find their rhythm and had a penalty appeal turned away when Conor Lynch went down in the box.

Then with less than ten minutes to go, the Binfield comeback started. A great run down the left from Brad Pagliaroli and manages to slide the ball across goal. The ball appears to hit the Uxbridge defender and then come back off James Beauchamp with the ball finding the back of the net. Just minutes later, the moles took the lead.

New signing Conor Lynch, who scored on his debut on Saturday, broke through the line of the Uxbridge defence and slotted home coolly to give the Moles all three points. The celebrations said it all for the moles, as all ten outfield players joined the new man to celebrate the winner, as they knew how crucial those three points could be in the Moles’ season

The Moles were reduced to ten men late on after substitute William Mabukwa, who had already been cautioned by the referee while warming up on the bench, was dismissed for a second yellow card…

The three points sends Binfield up to fifth and was a good end to what had been a tough week. The Moles travel to Guernsey on Saturday looking to build on this momentum.

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