Binfield FC drop to fifth place in the Isthmian League after a 0-0 home draw with Northwood…
The game was a typical one where both teams desperately needed three points to help boost their playoff bids, but one with few ‘key moments’ for either side going forwards with solid defensive displays from both sides…
The game started with both sides struggling to retain possession, and with very few chances. This was before Stacey’s cross found Gurteen who’s header went just wide of the Binfield goal…
The first big Binfield chance came through Pagliaroli, who was on the end of a Massimo Giamattei cut back, which went just wide of the Northwood goal.
Brandon Curtis was the next Binfield player who had a chance to open the scoring, when McCorkell’s failed clearance meant he had space 25-yards from goal, but his effort crashed against the crossbar before being cleared.
Conor Lynch, who had netted four times in two games before tonight, had a chance on forty minutes but the Northwood goalkeeper did well to save his shot after he made himself some space in the area
Northwood, all be it against the run of play, had a big chance on the stroke of half time after Chendik’s show, which hit the crossbar, fell to former Mole Josh Helmore, but his effort was blocked…
The second half was just as open as the first with both sides still looking for that all important goal to earn all three points.
A Winser free kick was fired just over the bar early on in the second half before it was Northwood’s turn to pile the pressure on the Moles when a promising move was cleared to Jackson, who’s shot was way over the bar and was never going to challenge Harvey Rackley-Hayes in the Binfield goal.
A few half chances for the Moles saw Northwood stand strong before a well worked corner from Binfield meant that Winser could cut the ball back across the edge of the 6-yard-box to Steven Ngunga who blazed over the bar from close range, all-be-it under a lot of pressure, but a golden opportunity nevertheless.
A free-kick from 25 yards out was the closest Northwood could get to finding the breakthrough, with Shane Cojocarel’s free kick (which had Rackley-Hayes beaten) cannoned back off the crossbar and away from danger.
Overall, a brilliant game for the neutral, which isn’t often said when looking back at a 0-0 draw!
Looking forwards to the rest of the season,the moles have just four games remaining, starting on Saturday as they travel to Uxbridge, with Binfield looking to sneak back above Hanworth Villa for that 5th place.
You can see what was said after the game from manager Garry Haylock HERE!