Second-half strikes from Tom Castle and Rob Johnson were the difference between the sides in an even game at Hill Farm Lane on Monday.

The result means Binfield are yet to put back-to-back wins together in the Hellenic Premier Division this season, despite being tipped as potential promotion candidates.

And Tallentire admits the inconsistency is rapidly becoming a concern as Binfield continue to falter.

“You’ll only be up near the top of the table if you can put a run of wins together,” he said. “But at the moment that is our achilles heel. We can’t do that. We’ve come here with the intention to do that tonight but it hasn’t gone our way.

“We were looking to get points on the board this week and put a run together but we get one result then we lose one.

“It seems that it’s one step forward and two steps back which is frustrating at the moment.

“It is a little bit of a concern that we can’t win games in a row but I don’t want the players to start doubting themselves as we have real quality here.

“We’ll have to keep going and keep working at it and hopefully it comes together for us.” The games don’t get any easier for the Moles in the coming week with a trip to unbeaten Flackwell Heath on Saturday (3pm), before visiting second-placed Highworth Town on Tuesday evening (7.45pm).

Tallentire accepts the league is a difficult one but has urged his players to do the basics right to ensure they have a platform to build on over the next few months.

“You get found out quickly in this league if you make a few errors,” he added. “It’s an unforgiving league but we’ve got good quality here.

“We just need to learn that when games are in the balance it’s important to keep your shape and keep knocking at the door.

“If you keep doing the right things then a chance will come along and that’s all Kidlington did tonight.

“They didn’t exactly work hard for their goals tonight, it was just two errors and they were there to capitalise on them. The bottom line is we’ve made two errors and they’ve taken advantage. They didn’t make any errors and held on to their clean sheet.

“We’ve paid the price for the errors we made but that is what happens and you’ve got to try and prevent it.

“We have to make sure we do the basics first and follow simple things like tracking players from midfield.” l SEE PAGE 54 FOR MORE.