Mitchell Parker is a Mole: Binfield FC snap up hot-shot striker

Mitchell Parker at Binfield. Photo: Ollie Cherrill / Binfield FC
Mitchell Parker at Binfield. Photo: Ollie Cherrill / Binfield FC

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Well this is going to be fun run-in. Binfield have added well-travelled goalscorer Mitch Parker to their ranks for the final nine games of the Isthmian League season.

Parker has scored goals wherever he has played and captained an England representative side on a tour of the Falkland Islands in 2018.

The FA Representative XI. Photo: Jody Aldridge.
The FA Representative XI. Photo: Jody Aldridge.

Probably most famous for his goalscoring record at Reading City, Parker has played up and down the divisions with the likes of Farnborough, Weymouth and Basingstoke Town along with spells at Bracknell Town, Hartley Wintney and most recently Walton & Hersham.

A post on the Binfield website unveiling the transfer said: “Mitch, a well known face in Berkshire football, links up with Ross Weatherstone’s side, joining from Walton & Hersham. Mitch played under Weatherstone at Harley Wintney last campaign when he joined from Weymouth in April 2023.”

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Mitchell Parker. Photo: Neil Graham.
Mitchell Parker. Photo: Neil Graham.

The signing will certainly add belief that the Moles – who also confirmed the return of Connor Holland – can beat the drop and maintain their record as the Berkshire side that has gone the longest without a relegation.

Can Binfield beat the drop?

Binfield have nine games left to play in the Isthmian League South Central Division One and are in the bottom two relegation zone. The Moles are currently 10 points behind Chipstead who are safe in 19th, but have three games in hand.

They have an away game at Chipstead on Saturday and face bottom side Corinthian Casuals at home before the end of the season. They also have matches to come against Sutton Common Rovers, Guernsey and Ashford Town (Middlesex) who all sit in the bottom half of the table.

As we wrote in our halfway season review on Step 4: “It is harder to know what a reasonable points target would be – the division tends to change size year on year with clubs being moved into it based on late appeals – but third bottom is the immediate target and in recent seasons 34 – 36 points has been enough.”

Ultimately though Weatherstones side only need more points than the team in 19th.

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