BINFIELD overcame further injury problems to complete a quick cup double in the space of three days, writes Dave Wright.

The mainly young Moles won 2-1 at Chinnor on Saturday in the Bluefin Sport Hellenic League Cup before defeating Ascot United 2-0 at Hill Farm Lane on Monday evening in the Perpetua Press Floodlit Cup.

“We have to be pleased with that considering all the injuries we’ve got which have forced us to bring in youngsters,” said manager Roger Herridge.

At Chinnor, he lost defender Jack Thompson-Wheeler in the warm-up and striker Alex Colverd after just 16 minutes.

“We finished with four players on the treatment table and my biggest concern at the moment is our injury situation,” added Herridge.

However, on the bright side, there have been more opportunities for youngsters from the club’s development side.

“They have come in and done well,” he said.

Colverd was replaced by Nathan Minhas, a product of the Bisham-based FAB Academy who has signed from Flackwell Heath.

Binfield sealed victory against their Division One East opponents Chinnor with two goals in quick succession.

Josh Howell broke the deadlock in the 42nd minute when he blasted a 25-yard free-kick high into the net and two minutes later Sean Moore unleashed a screamer from 20 yards past the keeper.

Moore later went off with a knee injury before Chinnor pulled a late goal back through Rory Lonsdale.

It was Howell who also got his side up and running on Monday, scoring after 11 minutes with a low shot that took a deflection on its way into the net.

Binfield had beaten Ascot 6 -2 in the league last week, but there never looked like being a repeat at Hill Farm Lane.

There were chances at both ends and Ascot stayed in the game until the 84th minute when Davies made it 2-0 with a shot past the advancing keeper Lee Allen from out on the right following good work by substitutes Marcus Guest and Jack Knight.

Ascot were reduced to 10 men after 68 minutes when left-back Jonny Denton committed his second yellow-card offence.

Herridge praised the Yellamen, saying: “They had obviously learned from last week’s game. They didn’t quite give us the space to play in.

“Ascot were always in the game, but I felt we were the better side and could have won more comfortably.”

Herridge continued: “We are not doing too badly these days. Despite having a young squad depleted through injury, we’ve have lost only one of our last 10 games and are through to the next round of two cup competitions.”

Binfield, who are 10th in the table, host Lydney Town on Saturday (3pm) and Burnham next Monday evening (7.45pm).