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1st Team - Match centre

Woodley United
I Davies (9', 44'), J Brown (40' OG)
Full time
J Howell (66'), B Pagliaroli (88')
Sat 2 Sep 15:00 - UHLSPORT HELLENIC LEAGUE - Premier Division Attendance 44

Day of firsts!

Club get first three points at Step 5 scoring first league goals in the process

Woodley gave a debut to Ian Davies who couldn’t have wished for a better start to life at his new club leading the line well and netting twice before the break. An own goal between Davies' brace meant United went into the interval with a three goal lead. Two second half goals by the visitors set up a nervous finale, but Woodley held on for a welcome three points.

The home side started well; Nathanael Robinson saw his cross headed into the side netting by a Binfield player.

On nine minutes United took the lead with a well-worked goal. Outnumbering their opponents on a counter, Robinson found Danny Horscroft on the left wing who rolled the ball across to Davies who made no mistake from eight yards.

Woodley were forced into an early change six minutes after the goal when Greg Beckett made way for Carl Prestidge. This saw Robinson switch wings with Prestidge playing on the right.

Binfield came close to an equaliser minutes after the change when they struck the woodwork twice in quick succession. The first chance saw Jack Thompson-Wheeler head a Joss Millar cross onto the left post with United unsuccessfully challenging for offside. Moments later, Harry Lee saw his header from a right wing cross cannon off Alex Reed's crossbar.

Midway through the half, a nice Woodley move started by Ashley Ledger winning possession just outside his box; he found Horscroft who in turn picked out Robinson who over hit his left wing cross to Davies.

United doubled their lead five minutes before the break in fortunate circumstances when Binfield defender Jeff Brown headed a Robinson free kick into his own net.

Davies then got his second on forty four minutes with a well taken goal from the left side of the box.

HT Woodley United 3-0 Binfield

The second period started with Woodley centre backs Idris Kamara and Michael Porter doing well to cut out crosses. The former's acrobatic clearance looked spectacular whilst the latter did really well to head out a dangerous delivery.

United made a second change on fifty four minutes when Marvin Hinds replaced Prestidge.

Forward Davies then showed great strength to shrug off his marker before seeing a shot from eighteen yards blocked for a corner.

Binfield got back into the game on sixty six minutes with a cracking strike from a set piece. Thirty plus yards out, Josh Howell beat Reed with a well hit free kick into the top left corner.

The same player was then thwarted by Reed who showed good hands to catch from another set piece this time taken from slightly nearer to the goal than the previous one.

Reed maintained his side's two goal cushion with sixteen minutes to go, rushing off his line bravely to smother Joss Millar's shot from the right side of the box.

Sixty seconds later, Woodley made their final change. Amin Khomsi came on for Robinson.

The hosts came within inches of wrapping up the three points in the final stages when Porter missed to the right from the edge of the box after bringing down a right wing corner.

Binfield got their second with two minutes to go thanks to a neat finish from Brad Pagliaroli. Picking up the ball on the right, he cut across United's eighteen yard box before firing a low drive with his left foot into the right corner.

No further chances for either team were created, meaning a team from Woodley picked up their first ever three points at this level. A fantastic achievement for the club and town!

FT Woodley United 3-2 Binfield

After the match I caught up with Ian Davies to talk about the game, team and how he sees the season panning out.


'It was really good fun and there is a great attitude in the squad. We should pick up enough points this season to stay in this league and are more than capable of some strong performances.

Not a bad debut and looking forward to Tuesday which is a game we can definitely win. Today's victory sees us up and running and hopefully we can press on'.

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Key moments

Goal Ian Davies scores for Woodley United
Own Goal Jeff Brown scores an own goal
Goal Ian Davies scores for Woodley United
Goal Josh Howell scores for Binfield
Goal Brad Pagliaroli scores for Binfield


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88:00 Goal 3 - 2
Brad Pagliaroli scores for Binfield
75:00 Sub Off
Nathanael Robinson is substituted off for Woodley United
75:00 Sub On
Amin Khomsi is substituted on for Woodley United
66:00 Goal 3 - 1
Josh Howell scores for Binfield
54:00 Sub Off
Carl Prestidge is substituted off for Woodley United
54:00 Sub On
Marvin Hinds is substituted on for Woodley United
End of period 1
44:00 Goal 3 - 0
Ian Davies scores for Woodley United
40:00 Own Goal 2 - 0
Jeff Brown scores an own goal
15:00 Sub On
Carl Prestidge is substituted on for Woodley United
15:00 Sub Off
Greg Beckett is substituted off for Woodley United
9:00 Goal 1 - 0
Ian Davies scores for Woodley United
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Woodley United
  • Binfield
  • 0
  • Ian Davies Goal 9:00'
  • Greg Beckett Sub Off 15:00'
  • Carl Prestidge Sub On 15:00'
  • Jeff Brown Own Goal 40:00'
  • Ian Davies Goal 44:00'
  • Carl Prestidge Sub Off 54:00'
  • Marvin Hinds Sub On 54:00'
  • Josh Howell Goal 66:00'
  • Nathanael Robinson Sub Off 75:00'
  • Amin Khomsi Sub On 75:00'
  • Brad Pagliaroli Goal 88:00'

Team selection

Reed, Alex Reed, Alex
Greenwood, Danny Greenwood, Danny
Turner, Luke Turner, Luke
Robinson, Nathanael Robinson, Nathanael
Kamara, Idris Kamara, Idris
Porter, Michael Porter, Michael
Nicholls, Jake Nicholls, Jake
Horscroft, Danny Horscroft, Danny
Beckett, Greg Beckett, Greg
Ledger, Ashley Ledger, Ashley
Davies, Ian Davies, Ian
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  • 6. Jeff Brown
  • 7. Josh Howell
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  • 11. Brad Pagliaroli

League round up

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
14. Ascot United 38 40
15. Royal Wootton Bassett 38 39
16. Lydney Town 38 33
17. Highmoor Ibis 38 29
18. Fairford Town 38 28
19. Woodley United 38 26
20. Burnham 38 24

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