Football in Berkshire

3 things to expect as Binfield FC host Thame United

3 things to expect as Binfield FC host Thame United

It’s Monday Night Football at Hill Farm Lane as Binfield welcome Thame United fresh from a superb Luke Hayden inspired 3-0 win at promotion chasing Flackwell Heath on Saturday.

Here’s what to expect from a cold night in East Berkshire..


Moles manager Roger Herridge was giving nothing away when we spoke to him earlier today, suggesting only that hat-trick hero Luke Hayden was ‘pushing for a start’ after his three goal spree of the substitutes bench on Saturday.

Hayden – who replaced Matt Jones on 31 minutes on Saturday and scored all three goals in the second half – has made one start for the Moles and seven appearances off the bench scoring five goals in the process.

Injuries and new/old faces

Chris Dean playing for Binfield FC. Photo: Neil Graham.

Chris Dean playing for Binfield FC. Photo: Neil Graham.

Herridge did tell us that top scorer Liam Ferdinand would return this evening but new signing Jeff Brown is definitely out whole there are doubts around Jones after his withdrawal on Saturday.

In reinforcement news, Binfield have re-signed Chris Dean after a short spell with Finchampstead while George Lock has returned to Bracknell Town.

Rested Thame

The added hurdle for Binfield after a big win on Saturday, is that they expected Thame to have had an equally tough encounter with Thatcham Town on the same day.

Unfortunately the electrics at Waterside Park failed and the game was postponed before a ball was kicked meaning the Oxfordshire side have had an extra couple of days to recover from their midweek exertions at Bracknell Town.

Main image: Luke Hayden by Colin Byers.

Tom Canning

Tom is the co-editor of Football in Berkshire. He has played at the lowest possible level of football. In real life Tom works for Reach PLC. Former manager of Binfield Ladies in the Thames Valley Women's League.


  1. […] poor run ended on Saturday with a 3-0 win and hat-trick from young Luke Hayden at Flackwell Heath, and it was the young man who was on target to make it 3-1 and seal the points for […]

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