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George Armstrong becomes 40th youth player to make senior debut at Binfield FC

George Armstrong’s 65 minute display for Binfield Reserves on Saturday made him the 40th player to transition from youth to men’s football at Hill Farm Lane in the last seven seasons.

Ellis Woods side beat Royston Town 2-1 in the Suburban League Premier Division on Saturday making it three wins in a row for the Moles.

An own goals and a strike from Jamie McCarthy gave Binfield the win at Hill Farm Lane after they led 1-0 at the break with Woods telling FiB: “We should have scored three in the first ten minutes. Ewan Lynch and Mo Davies had the full backs well occupied.

George Armstrong makes a challenge for Binfield FC. Photo: James Green.

George Armstrong makes a challenge for Binfield FC. Photo: James Green.

“Josh Smith was our man of the match, he’s easily the most athletic player we have in the side and continues to boss midfields.”

The list

Armstrong joins a list which takes in to account players that have moved into Binfield’s adult men’s football – first and reserve team from youth (Allied Counties) and includes current ‘goal’-den boy Luke Hayden and the likes of Jordan Rowland and Seb Bowerman.

A young Seb Bowerman playing for Binfield FC against Wokingham & Emmbrook. Photo: Colin Byers.

A young Seb Bowerman playing for Binfield FC against Wokingham & Emmbrook. Photo: Colin Byers.

Here’s the full list with players who have made first team appearances for Binfield in bold:

  1. Josh Tighe
  2. Tariq Bell Ross
  3. Jake Butler
  4. Jordan Rowland
  5. Aaron Rowland
  6. Dan Snook
  7. Ellis Wint
  8. Matt Henderson
  9. Josh Howell
  10. Charlie Lusty
  11. Mark Allen
  12. Seb Bowerman
  13. Jake Leath
  14. Sam Clark
  15. Simeon Weekes
  16. Dan Hayward
  17. Bradley Brown
  18. Leon Williams
  19. Luke May
  20. Liam Vaughan
  21. Tom Adams
  22. Billy Rushin
  23. Dan Best
  24. Jamie McCarthy
  25. Josh Valentin
  26. Matt Day
  27. Joe Cole
  28. Lewis Wiggins
  29. Charlie Craske
  30. Owen Powell
  31. Jack Sharman
  32. Will Corbishley
  33. Luke Hayden
  34. Cally Brighton
  35. Charlie York
  36. Leon Hewitt
  37. Ewan Lynch
  38. Jack Rafferty
  39. Josh Griggs
  40. George Armstrong

There could still be more to come this season with Binfield’s under 18’s making the County Cup semi-finals after a stonking 13-1 win against Chalfont St Peter.

Several players in the list have gone on to hold down regular first team places at other clubs with Seb Bowerman having played at Flackwell Heath and currently topping with table with Bracknell Town while Jordan Rowland has played for Bracknell and Wokingham & Emmbrook.

Main image: George Armstrong by James Green.

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Tom Canning

Tom is the co-editor of FootballinBracknell. He has played at the lowest possible level of football and manages Binfield Ladies team. In real life Tom works for Trinity Mirror.

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  1. […] Our man on the scene Jimmy Craske reports: ‘Binfield Youth won 5-1 at league leaders Camberley Town on Monday night. The goals included a hat-trick from Eddie Lee and one for Toby Illingworth as well as a wonder strike from George Armstrong.’ […]

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