TWO weeks after joining Woodley United and scoring twice in their 3-2 win over Binfield, Ian Davies netted on his debut on Saturday – for Binfield, writes Dave Wright.

Returning to his old club, the striker put the Moles on their way to a 2-1 victory at Fairford Town.

Davies., who was with Bracknell last season, made a swift change of Hellenic League clubs last week, much to the disappointment of a Woodley side struggling for goals.

It took him less than four minutes to find the net, scoring from close range following an excellent right-wing cross by Sean Moore.

And within 10 minutes the visitors doubled their lead through Alex Colverd, his third goal in two games. He cut in from the left and beat two players before finishing from an acute angle.

“We came out of the blocks really quickly and those two early goals settled us,” said manager Roger Herridge.

Davies and Brad Pagliaroli had chances to extend their side’s advantage, but were denied by good saves from keeper Ben Mitchell.

The Gloucestershire side, still looking for their first Premier Division win of the season, improved in the second half with their new strike partnership of James Campbell and Lee Smith proving a handful for the Binfield defence.

Smith had been presented with an opportunity in the first half, but his attempted lob was easily taken by keeper Matt Hill.

Binfield continued to look threatening going forward and should have added to their tally before Fairford pulled a goal back through Smith with eight minutes remaining, his sixth of the season.

“That set up a bit of a nervy finish for us, but we managed to hold on for a deserved win,” said Herridge.

“Ian (Davies) made a big difference to us and was a real nuisance to the Fairford centre-backs. He and Alex (Colverd) linked really well, especially in the first half.”

Binfield’s third league win in succession leaves them eighth in the league table.