BINFIELD FC moved up to seventh place in the Hellenic League following their 3-1 win over Burnham at Hill Farm Lane on Monday, writes Dave Wright.

And manager Roger Herridge believes they have the potential to climb even higher in the table.

“When everyone is fit and available, we have got a side capable of pushing to get into the top six,” he said.

“Apart from the likes of Highworth, Bracknell and Thatcham, I think we are capable of competing with anyone in this league.”

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Moles boss Roger Herridge, right, with coach Rob Wytchard. Pictures: Neil Graham.

The Moles, having drawn 2-2 with Lydney on Saturday, are currently on a good run with just one defeat in 12 games.

“We are doing all right, considering we have a young squad hit by injuries and unavailability,” commented Herridge.

“We should have won two or three of the games we drew. If we had done that we would have had another six points on the board and that would probably have put us in sixth place.”

They have drawn six of their 17 games, the latest coming last Saturday with goals from Harry Laflin (16 mins) and Ian Davies (62) with the Lydney goals coming on 15 and 82 minutes.

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Action from Binfield's 3-1 win against Burnham.

It took Davies just 12 minutes to open the scoring on Monday, finishing off an excellent move down Binfield’s left flank by Jack Broome and Charlie Tuttle.

Within 10 minutes Tuttle had doubled his side’s lead, scoring direct from a free-kick from wide out on the right. It was the young left-back’s first goal for the club.

Binfield missed chances to increase their advantage and were looking comfortable at half-time.

However, they were forced back as the visitors made a bright start to the second half and after two minutes conceded a soft goal to Jordan Dondican.

Burnham then enjoyed their best spell of the game, so the Moles were indebted to Sean Moore for turning the game back into their over favour.

Skipper James Knight found Moore in space in the middle and, from 25 yards, he blasted the ball high into the net in the 65th minute.

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Ian Davies rides a Burnham challenge.

“It was a great goal which relaxed us a bit,” commented Herridge. “In the end I think 3-1 flattered them (Burnham) a little bit.”

Herridge and club chairman Bob Bacon have both expressed their concerns over the availability of players and they are expecting it to happen again this Saturday when the Moles make the long journey to Gloucestershire to play Tuffley Rovers (3pm ko).

Expecting to be missing two or three of his senior players, Herridge remarked: “I have a bit of work to do to make sure we get out a competitive side. But at the end of the day that is the joy of being a manager at this level.”

He added: “When everyone is available and fit I am going to have selection problems, but I’ve no idea when that will be.”