Binfield FC 1-1 Chipstead – Match report

Here is you Binfield FC Match report from Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Chipstead FC in the Isthmian league.

Binfield get their first Isthmian League point of the season after a one all draw against Chipstead.

After a tough evening on Tuesday, the Moles started very well with some great link-up play especially between Max Drake and Noah Chengun who almost created an opening but Chengun was unable to poke home Drake’s cross.

Chipstead had the best chance to break the deadlock when Chad Goulter slid through Tom Smith but an excellent recovery from Liam Campbell prevented the shot. They then had another good opportunity but Reuel Powell-Downey’s driven shot was deflected wide.

After attempts from both Rechan Esprit and Troy Murray, the Moles took the lead when Murray found Dontaye Whittaker who did well to dribble through the Chipstead defence and slot the ball between the legs of Baldwin Kaluya – his first goal in Binfield colours.

Chipstead came out strong in the second half and it looked like they would equalise but Harvey Rackley-Hayes produced a great stop at his near post to deny Daniel Berry and a brave clearance from Michak Stanic-Stewart denied the oncoming Chipstead forwards.

Chipstead did get their equaliser on 52 minutes when Berry did very well down the left hand side and his cross around Arlie Desanges who turned the ball home from close range – his third league goal in two games.

Rackley-Hayes then denied Desanges again before Binfield had a great chance to re-take the lead when substitute Finn Harvey was played through but his shot was blocked.

With ten minutes to go, the game changed when Chipstead substitute Nathaniel Kenlock was sent out for a second bookable offence. Tyrone Knight had a couple of great chances to take all three points but both efforts were deflected behind against a resilient Chipstead defence.

A well-earned point for both sides and a much-improved performance from the Moles who will be looking to take this momentum with them when they face the tough trip to Northwood on Monday.