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More goals for Binfield FC on the road and things to expect from Bank Holiday Monday’s fixtures

There’s a full Hellenic Premier League programme on Monday and a huge opportunity for Binfield to get back to winning ways when they visit rock bottom Burnham.

The Moles were beaten 2-1 by a much improved Tuffley Rovers on Saturday while Bracknell Town routed Thatcham Town 4-1 and Ascot United went down 4-0 on the road at Longlevens AFC.

Here’s our lowdown on all the August 2016 Bank Holiday Monday fixtures.

Burnham vs Binfield FC

Binfield FC's Liam Ferdinand. Photo: Colin Byers.

Binfield FC’s Liam Ferdinand. Photo: Colin Byers.

Binfield have already beaten their hosts 4-0 this season and despite an almost fightback by the hosts on Saturday at Henley, Binfield should be back to winning ways come Monday evening.

Liam Ferdinand was on target on Saturday with his seventh goal of the season and should lead the line once again.

Verdict: Binfield win

Full Uhlsport Hellenic Premier League table

Ascot United FC vs Bracknell Town FC

A week ago we’d have Ascot just about edging this one, but after their 4-0 defeat in Gloucestershire and Bracknell’s 4-1 win at Thatcham we’d have to back the Robins.

A minor concern for Bracknell will be the injury that saw new signing TJ Bohane leave the field on Saturday but if Mark Tallentire’s new look back line with Alex Rodgrigues can stay solid the Robins have enough fire power to beat their hosts.

Verdict: Bracknell win

Related: The verdict on Bohane’s debut

Holyport vs Wokingham & Emmbrook FC

Wokingham & Emmbrook FC captain Will Day. Photo: Mark Pugh.

Wokingham & Emmbrook FC captain Will Day. Photo: Mark Pugh.

Port didn’t play on Saturday while Clive McNelly’s side came from behind at Sandhurst Town. The home side should be fresher but Wokingham should have those players back who attended Sam Lawrence’s wedding on Saturday.

Given both sides have started well this season it’s not unreasonable to expect a point each here.

Verdict: Draw

Related: Clive McNelly talks about the Sandhurst point

Didcot Town Reserves vs Sandhurst Town FC

Fizzers manager Luke Turkington will have been disappointed not to have picked up his first competitive win on Saturday, and whether he does or doesn’t on Monday afternoon will largely depend on what Didcot side turns up.

The Railwaymen beat Wokingham on the opening day of the season but were humiliated 8-1 at Headington Amateurs on Saturday.

Related: All the images from Sandhurst vs Wokingham

Verdict Draw

AFC Aldermaston vs Wantage Town Reserves

Wantage have been the whipping boys so far this season and fell to an understrength Finchampstead on Saturday.

Aldermaston have been impressive since joining the league, beating Sandhurst and fighting back at Bicester. They should be to strong for their visitors.

Verdict: Aldermaston win

Finchampstead Football Club manager Jon Laugharne. Photo: getreading.co.uk

Finchampstead Football Club manager Jon Laugharne. Photo: getreading.co.uk

Penn & Tylers Green vs Finchampstead FC

Finch’s penultimate game on the road takes them to champions Penn & Tylers Green looking to cause an upset.

Jon Laugharne’s side got the better of Wantage Reserves at the weekend and were 4-0 up at the break. The blues boss had 13 unavailable or injured for the trip and will need to rally the troops for this one.

Verdict: Penn win, but only just

Related: Here’s the latest Uhlsport Hellenic League Division 1 East table

Chinnor vs Woodley United FC

This will only be Woodley’s second competitive match of the season but they were good enough to put four past Rayners Lane without reply and we’d expect them to have to much for Chinnor.

Verdict: Woodley win

Main image: Ascot United celebrate the winner at home to Binfield by Colin Byers.

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Tom Canning

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

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