Joel Havermans was dismissed for the Moles just minutes before half-time for an alleged stamp, and the hosts took advantage in the second-half with Ingram netting twice to seal a 2-0 win.

The Hill Farm Lane outfit also missed a penalty with the score poised at 1-0, and Herridge, left, was left to rue over key moments that went against his side.

“It’s always a tough place to go,” he said. “And it was just one of those days where the longer it goes on, the more you realise it won’t be your day.

“We should’ve had a penalty at 0-0 when Joel Havermans was clattered but for some reason the referee was the only person in the ground to not think it was one.

“We created enough chances to win the game comfortably but they scored their chances so you have to give them credit.

“We’ll play worse than that and win this season so you just have to put it down to one of those days.

“I’m sure every manager will have days like that but it is frustrating when it’s your turn to have it.” Binfield started brightly and dominated the early proceedings against a patched up Ardley side.

Carl Withers skimmed the bar with an effort from 25 yards before Seb Bowerman forced a good save out of Jack Harding in the Ardley goal.

As the game wore on, the hosts - who had just about managed to field 11 players - started to push forward and create chances of their own.

Chris Jackson struck a free-kick just wide before the game’s defining moment happened just moments before half-time.

Havermans collided with Harding as they both went for the ball and the referee deemed Havermans had stamped on the keeper, issuing a red card and leaving Binfield with 10 men for the entire second-half.

Bowerman and Dave Woozely both went close for Binfield early on in the second-half but Ardley - boosted by their numerical advantage - broke the deadlock in the 53rd minute when he fired past Charlie Lusty in the Moles goal.

It was an end-to-end game and Binfield went close several times before being gifted an opportunity to level when Callum Whitty was brought down by Ben Thomas.

But the curse of the Moles from the penalty spot this season was evident again as they missed their third spot-kick in seven matches when Bowerman’s effort was pushed away by Harding in the Ardley United goal.

Woozley went close minutes later as Binfield pressed for an equaliser but they were caught on the break late on when Ingram fired home to secure the three points for the hosts.

Binfield will look to bounce back when they host Shrivenham on Saturday (3pm) before entertaining Kidlington on Monday (7.45pm).