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Carl Davies to return to Binfield next season

Former Bracknell player/manager has signed on for his former club

Carl Davies to return to Binfield next season

Uhlsport Hellenic League Premier Division side Binfield have announced the return of a former Hill Farm Lane favourite on Sunday afternoon.

Carl Davies will be back in Binfield colours next season after a successful and eventful spell at Bracknell Town and prior to that, Burnham.

Davies – who played once for Binfield last season on dual registration linking up with former striker partner Ian Davies – won multiple Hellenic League trophies at Bracknell as well as promotion to the Isthmian League as well as managing the side in a player/manager role.

Moles manager Roger Herridge has described Davies signing as ‘out of the blue‘.

A tweet from Binfield said: “With just under a week to go until we start the new season Brimscombe & Thrupp we are delighted to a announce a new signing with Carl Davies returning to the club after a succesfull spell at our locals rivals Bracknell Town. Welcome back Carl.”

Previously a striker at Binfield, Davies was converted to a centre back where he played predominantly for Bracknell as captain and was appointed player manager in February 2018, replacing Paul McGrotty and Jeff Lamb.

He led the side to a Hellenic League Challenge Cup Final triumph at the end of the season and saw his side narrowly pipped to the Hellenic League title by Thatcham Town – although the Robins were still promoted to step 4.

Davies announced his departure from Bracknell at the end of the 2018/19 season having stepped down as player manager in November and joins another former team mate, Carl Withers, in returning to Hill Farm Lane this summer.

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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.

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