The Moles had been due to play Eversley but they had to pull out late on, meaning Binfield had to search around for a new opponent.

They finally found one in the London outfit and enjoyed a competitive game, falling to defeat late on due to a contentious penalty.

It was a warm afternoon at Hill Farm Lane and the match had a typical pre-season feel to it early on as both sides settled down looking to play a passing game.

The game was just Binfield’s second so far this pre-season and plenty of changes were made, with former stars Steve Nebbett and Jack Tallentire returning to Hill Farm Lane to play their part.

It was also a chance for Binfield fans to catch their first glimpse of Jordan Brown, Adam Dickens, Jack Broome and Josh Warren - who all played large periods of the game.

Warren was the most influential of the debutantes with his pace and power from midfield causing problems for the opposition.

Binfield fell behind midway through the first-half when a deflected shot from distance looped over the helpless Charle Lusty to give the visitors lead.

The Moles levelled when Callum Whitty converted a debateable penalty but it was another disputed spot-kick that settled the game as the visitors were awarded a penalty of their own late on to grab the win.

Next up for the Moles is a trip to Fairford Town on Saturday (3pm ko).

Meanwhile, Binfield manager Mark Tallentire has been busy in the close season after focusing on adding firepower to his team.

Dickens - who scored 31 goals for Flackwell Heath last season - has joined the club, whilst Brown signed from Highmoor Ibis.

Brown is a tricky winger and will provide a real threat down the left hand side for the Moles over the next 12 months.

Tallentire has also been boosted by several players committing to the club for the upcoming season by re-signing.

The standout player from last season, Whitty, signed on for another year as he looks to add to his 350 appearances in a Moles shirt.

The utility man has scored 83 goals in his appearances for the club and will be hoping to push towards 400 games for Binfield.

Another long-serving member of Hill Farm Lane that has committed for another year is Carl Withers.

The Moles’ longest serving player - with 443 appearances to his name already - will be starting his 13th season with the club as he continues to set his own record.

Alongside Whitty and Withers as a long-standing servant to the club is Danny Wing, who has made 347 appearances and spent time both at full-back and as a wide midfielder.

Wing was injured for large parts of last year and will be hoping to have put that behind him as he pushes for a place in the Moles starting line-up for the upcoming campaign.

Last season’s golden boot winner, Jemel Johnson, is also back for his third season with the club.

Johnson’s pace, flair and individual skill was a constant threat for the Moles last season, and he will be hoping to at least match his goal tally when the campaign gets under way.

The other players to sign up again were Dan Weait, Josh Howell, James Tyrrell, Charlie Lusty, Dan Snooks, Connor Allston, Ali Dickie, Mark Allen and Sam Clark.