WHILE nothing is happening on the Hill Farm Lane pitch, Binfield FC are remaining active off the field, chairman Bob Bacon has confirmed, writes Dave Wright.

"It's clear we will not be playing football or training for the foreseeable future," he said in a message to club members and playing staff.

"Covid-19 is well and truly with us. We all know what we should be doing in order to steer clear of the virus and we should all follow Government guidelines and act appropriately.

"Self-isolating and social distancing is something we must all adhere to, whether we like it or not, not just for our own safety and health, but for those we come into contact with.

"As a community football club, we serve the Binfield village and are proud to be a vital part of our locality.

"The football club doesn't stop. We have a good committee and we are in communication about various ways forward, with a view to the future.

"Some decisions will be difficult to make at present as we await to see various outcomes.

"To that end, we will be asking for volunteers to help out around the club at various points over the coming weeks and days."

He continued: "Football will start again when this is all over and done with, but in the meantime, be vigilant and aware, take care of yourself and take care of others."

The suspension of all football came at a particularly bad time for Binfield as they building up a strong challenge for the Hellenic League title.

Having lost only one of their last 14 Premier Division matches, the Moles sit a healthy second in what looks set to become the final placings for the season.

Their tally of 53 points leaves them 13 adrift of unbeaten leaders Westfields, but they had played four games fewer and were due to visit the Hereford-based club on April 10.

There was plenty of confidence at Hill Farm Lane that they were capable of considerably closing the gap and even overhauling their title rivals.

Their squad is, without doubt, the strongest they have possessed in recent times with many of the older members saying the spirit on the terraces and in the clubhouse has never been higher.

Binfield will be hoping that will still be around in abundance when the 2020-2021 season kicks-off, hopefully in August.