Football in Bracknell

Harry Lee and Binfield FC’s youngsters praised, pressure builds on Ascot United

Yellamen's manager speaks out and a season ending injury for ex-Maidenhead star

Harry Lee and Binfield FC’s youngsters praised, pressure builds on Ascot United

Our brief look at what’s making the back pages in the local media this week includes the Bracknell News and Maidenhead Advertiser.

Binfield boss Roger Herridge was full of praise for his youngsters following the Moles 4-1 win at Burnham on Saturday.

All four goals were scored by 18-year-olds with Harry Lee (pictured), Carlo Santoro and new signing Alex Colverd all scoring.

Speaking to the Bracknell News, Herridge said of Colverd – signed from Maidenhead United: “He scored two and his link-up play was really good; I am really excited by him.”

In the same article, Herridge highlighted the injury list which is blighting his squad and includes Jack Broome, Gary Smith, Charley Tuttle, Sean Moore, Joe Gritt and Luke Hayden.

Also in the News, Ascot United boss Neil Richards has admitted that turning the Yellamen’s season around isn’t going to be easy.

Ascot United manager Neil Richards. Photo: Neil Graham.

Ascot United manager Neil Richards. Photo: Neil Graham.

Speaking to reporter Dave Wright, Richards said: “We need someone with experience at the back and in the centre of midfield.

“We know the areas we need to strengthen and we are doing our best to try to bring in players, but it’s not easy.”

Read the full articles in this weeks Bracknell News, available in newsagents now.

Hellenic League Division 1 West side Shrivenham have appointed a new management team according to the Hellenic League website.

Gareth Davies, the man who guided Fairford Town to the title last season is the new man in charge replacing Michael McNally.

Chairman Matt Hirst said: “I’m thrilled that we’ve been able to attract a manager with such experience to the club, Gareth spent three years at Fairford Town and led them to last season’s Hellenic League 1 West Championship before he stepped down and he’s the sort of manager that will professionalise what we do on the pitch and take us to the next level.”

And finally, former Maidenhead United striker Dave Tarpey’s season could be over after he damaged his anterior cruciate ligament in Barnet’s home game with Cambridge United on Saturday according to the Advertiser.

Tarpey scored 46 goals as United won promotion to the National League Premier last season and moved to Barnet on transfer deadline day.

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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. Manager of Binfield Ladies in the Thames Valley Women's League.