Binfield romp to New Year’s three points in Isthmian League

James Beauchamp. Photo: Andrew Batt.
James Beauchamp. Photo: Andrew Batt.

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Binfield continued their impressive form with a 3-0 thumping to make it five games unbeaten and 11 points from 15 against a struggling Ashford Town side in the Isthmian League South Central Division One. 

Writing on the Binfield website, boss Garry Haylock admitted he was “really pleased” with one of his new recruits Will Shaw, who played the full 90, as did James Beauchamp who scored his first goal since the Tavistock away game at the end of October.

The Moles Brad Pagliaroli opened the scoring inside two minutes after a poor defensive clearance found Pagliaroli’s feet, whose shot from outside the penalty area found the bottom left corner of Chapman’s net. 

Binfield looked to add a second but a smart save from Ashford Town’s Fred Chapman kept The Tangerines in the game. However, Binfield’s relenting pressure paid dividends when Chapman parried Pagliaroli’s shot into the mouth of his goal finding the feet of Beauchamp to score from two yards out. 

The Tangerine’s first chance came in the 15th minute but a routine save from Hackley-Rayes untroubled the Binfield defence. 

Brandon Curtis. Photo: Andrew Batt.
Brandon Curtis. Photo: Andrew Batt.

Ashford’s most promising chance in the first half came when Daanyal Iqbal’s first-time shot was blazed over the bar following a well-worked cross from the right-hand side. 

Beauchamp looked to add a third, but an offside decision meant the Mole’s went into halftime 2-0 to the good. 

Binfield started the second half as they did the first with a brilliant piece of interplay, inspired by Binfield’s number 7, Harvey Harry, which led to a penalty after being bundled to the floor following a positive run combining with his teammates. 

Pagliaroli stepped up and squeezed his second of the game inside ten minutes of the second half to make it 3-0 to The Moles. 

Will Shaw. Photo: Andrew Batt.
Will Shaw. Photo: Andrew Batt.

The promising Iqbal looked to find a consolation but was unable to convert into an empty net following a low-driven cross into the six-yard area. 

A proliferate number of bookings to both sides reflected the dogged determination of The Tangerines to find their first but their lack of clinical threat and clear cut chances meant Binfield stormed away comfortably as 3-0 winners. 

This moves Binfield into seventh position after a double over Ashford following their 1-0 win in the reverse fixture to kickstart the Moles’ season. 

Conversely, this keeps Ashford Town in 14th position with only four points in their last eight games, including 28 goals conceded.  

Binfield’s busy month continues when bottom-of-the-table Guernsey make the long trip to Hill Farm Lane on Wednesday. All the weeks fixtures and results are here.

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