MANAGER Roger Herridge admitted it was a “bad day at the office” for Binfield after seeing them crash to a 4-1 defeat at the hands of Brackley Town Saints at Hill Farm Lane on Saturday, writes Dave Wright.

“It was one of those afternoons when we looked flat and off colour,” he said.

The Moles had young Ellis Wint making his debut at right-back, while another of the club’s development squad, Marcus Guest, came off the bench for the last half-hour.

Saints were not much brighter in the opening half with both sides struggling to open up the opposing defence.

But that all changed in the second half – with the home defence being breached a little too easily by giving the Brackley forwards too much space.

Two minutes after the break Josh Bowden was given time to head home Ryan Knight’s chipped pass. Ten minutes later Binfield fell further behind when keeper Harry Craven was beaten by a looping cross-shot from midfielder Alex Stott.

Binfield, with substitutes Alex Colverd and Guest both on the field, tried to get back in the game, but struggled to create many clear-cut chances.

They conceded a third goal in the 81st minute when Craven made a tremendous save to stop Chris Jordan’s volley, only to see Charlie Kille head in the rebound.

The afternoon got worse for the hosts when Saints scored again through Bowden, his 17th goal of the season.

To their credit, the Moles never gave up and Colverd scored a consolation goal deep into stoppage time.

With Brackley going above them, Binfield slip to 11th in the league standings ahead of their game against third-placed Flackwell Heath at Hill Farm Lane on Friday (7.45pm).