Our young Binfield Allied Counties Youth League side begin their 2022/23 FA Youth Cup campaign next week when Basingstoke Town are the visitors to Hill Farm Lane on Thursday evening.
Binfield received a bye to the Preliminary Round with the fixtures set for Thursday 1st September (7:45pm).
Coach Martin Smith told us a little bit about the side: “This is our first season back in the U18 Allieds League Central division and FA Youth Trophy with a squad of 15,16 and 17 years olds who come from Binfield and local grassroots teams.
“As with the introduction of the U23 team this year under the guidance of Andy Harvey the introduction of the u18 Allieds allows us to offer a pathway from the Youth section through to U23 and the First Team.
“The squad is managed by Nick White with coaching support from Ade Hone and myself who have all been at the club for over 10 years. In addition, Connor Reeves, who started his playing days at Soccer School progressing through to the First Team has returned to the club to assist in coaching the boys.
“We have a tough opponent in Basingstoke on Thursday, followed on the 5th of September when we start our league campaign away to Fleet Town.”
Binfield squad from: Ellis Smith, Leo Reed, Billy Linnett, Harvey Woodley, Calum Batty, Adam Fielding, George Leakey, Max Hone, Bradley Worsfold, Jack Elliot, Ben Newman, Antonio Pitter, Vincent Lowe, Jake Cook, Benjamin Miller, Joe Reid, Joseph Jacobs, Jamie Smith, George Jones, Martim Ribeiro da Silva, William Thorndike, Thomas Henry, Benjamin Price, Ryan Filkins