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Woodley United
I Davies (51'), C Santoro (54'), U Lalustani (71')
Full time
Fri 19 Jan 19:45 - UHLSPORT HELLENIC LEAGUE - Premier Division

Three second half goals see United lose to Binfield

Scoreline harsh on Woodley who have long spells on top

On a bitterly cold evening played in front of a crowd of well over 100, the game started with both sides playing at a frantic tempo.

Sam Guze saw a cross go into the side netting for Woodley before Binfield's Carlo Santoro's shot from the right was tipped wide by Alex Reed.

United were easily the more energetic of the two sides. Toby Briggs picked out Liam Wilson who made minimal contact on a difficult chance which Henry Craven in the home goal dealt with. More pressure from the visitors came courtesy of captain Idris Kamara; picking up the ball on the halfway line, he shrugged off a challenge before firing a shot from thirty yards that was blocked.

Fifteen minutes in saw the sides trade shots. Santoro was once again denied by Reed whilst Danny Horscroft had a low shot from the right kept out by Craven.

Woodley were now comfortably on top with the majority of play in the Binfield half. Midway through the half they had the ball in the net when a corner was bundled in from close range but the goal was ruled out for a foul.

Despite seeing his team have a lot of the ball, Reed was the busier of the two keepers. He pulled off another save to keep out an Owen Powell effort from just inside the box.

The final chance of the half fell to United. Horscroft combined with Carl Prestidge on the left; the former swung his leg at the pass from Prestidge only to see it go behind off a defender. The resultant corner saw Woodley once again penalised.

HT Binfield 0-0 Woodley United

Both sides made changes at the break. Teddy Thomas replaced Prestidge whilst the hosts made a double change adding more pace to the side.

After not making the most of being on top in the first half, United were punished after the restart finding themselves two behind after just nine minutes.

Ian Davies, who scored a brace for Woodley when the sides last met in the league, got the opener on fifty-one minutes turning in a right-wing cross from Santoro.

Three minutes later United were punished when they gave up possession just outside their own box. This saw some fine trickery from Santoro cutting inside and out before beating Reed with a low shot into the left corner.

Woodley were stunned. Their only shot of the half so far fell to Briggs who was thwarted by a good block by a defender.

Falling two behind saw another change when Abdul Kamara make way for Jake Nicholls in the middle of the park.

An hour in saw a good spell from United. Horcroft went narrowly over from a free kick after a crunching foul on Guze before some excellent play from Briggs on the right wing ended with a cross that was a fraction too high for Horscroft.

With twenty-one minutes left, Woodley made their final change when Jaydyn Englefield came on for Kieran Sengelow. This saw a change to four at the back.

United fought on. Some fantastic skill just inside his own half saw Horscroft wriggle clear of four Binfield players; playing it out to the wing, the move ended when the next pass saw the linesman's flag go up for offside.

Binfield sealed the victory with nineteen minutes to go when substitute Usman Lalustani tapped home from close range after a right-wing cross was parried out by Reed.

Two minutes later it was nearly four; however, Idris Kamara, who was superb all evening, cleared off his own line.

In the final minutes Guze shot over after arguably the best passing move of the match.

FT Binfield 3-0 Woodley United

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Key moments

Goal Ian Davies scores for Binfield
Goal Carlo Santoro scores for Binfield
Goal Usman Lalustani scores for Binfield


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71:00 Goal 3 - 0
Usman Lalustani scores for Binfield
69:00 Sub Off
Kieran Sengelow is substituted off for Woodley United
69:00 Sub On
Jaydyn Englefield is substituted on for Woodley United
55:00 Sub Off
Abdul Kamara is substituted off for Woodley United
55:00 Sub On
Jake Nicholls is substituted on for Woodley United
54:00 Goal 2 - 0
Carlo Santoro scores for Binfield
51:00 Goal 1 - 0
Ian Davies scores for Binfield
46:00 Sub Off
Carl Prestidge is substituted off for Woodley United
46:00 Sub On
Teddy Thomas is substituted on for Woodley United
Start of the game
Replay game

As it happened

  • Binfield
  • Woodley United
  • 0
  • Carl Prestidge Sub Off 46:00'
  • Teddy Thomas Sub On 46:00'
  • Ian Davies Goal 51:00'
  • Carlo Santoro Goal 54:00'
  • Abdul Kamara Sub Off 55:00'
  • Jake Nicholls Sub On 55:00'
  • Kieran Sengelow Sub Off 69:00'
  • Jaydyn Englefield Sub On 69:00'
  • Usman Lalustani Goal 71:00'

Team selection

Reed, Alex Reed, Alex
Sengelow, Kieran Sengelow, Kieran
Kamara, Idris Kamara, Idris
Turner, Luke Turner, Luke
Guze, Sam Guze, Sam
Prestidge, Carl Prestidge, Carl
Kamara, Abdul Kamara, Abdul
Ledger, Ashley Ledger, Ashley
Horscroft, Danny Horscroft, Danny
Wilson, Liam Wilson, Liam
Briggs, Toby Briggs, Toby
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  • 7. Carlo Santoro
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  • 9. Ian Davies
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  • 16. Usman Lalustani


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# 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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