Herridge was appointed new manager of the Moles last week, with Mark Tallentire deciding to step aside after five years at the helm.

It was a whirlwind 48 hours for Herridge, who took training Thursday evening before leading his side to a comfortable 3-0 win against a side that hadn’t lost in the league all season, with two goals from Jemel Johnson and one from Seb Bowerman.

And the Moles boss admits he would have been ‘silly’ not to take the job when offered, although he paid tribute to Tallentire following his successful spell at the club.

“It all happened quickly,” he said. “I had no idea really then Mark gave me a ring on Wednesday and said he was thinking of stepping aside.

“We talked about it and I wanted to make sure he was making the right decision, but he felt he was and I’ll support that.

“He’s been fantastic for the club. Binfield are in a much stronger position now than five years ago.” Herridge added: “I took training Thursday evening and the lads were gutted. A lot of them have played for Tally [Tallentire] for ages now and I’m sure it surprised them.

“Bob [Bacon] rang me and we had a chat about moving forward and what to do. We agreed on things and he asked me if I’d be interested in taking over and of course I said yes.

“It’s a good club with a strong squad that Tally has helped build so I think it would’ve been silly to turn down this opporunity.” Herridge was manager of Wokingham & Emmbrook before taking his position as Tallentire’s number two at Hill Farm Lane 18 months ago.

But the new manager doesn’t anticipate wholesale changes and said he’ll continue the work that has been in place over the past year.

“Me and Mark were on the same wavelength so I don’t anticipate any major changes,” he said. “We’ll have a look at making some seven-day approaches for a couple of players, but that’s just to fill in and it won’t be anything major.

“I was quickly reminded about what it’s like to be number one as so many things were going on last week that I barely slept.

“But I love football and I love being involved whether it’s as a coach, number one or number two.

“I’ve got full confidence in my ability to do the job and if I don’t succeed then I can guarentee it certainly won’t be through a lack of trying.” Binfield followed on from Saturday's victory with a 1-0 win at Highworth Town - despite playing 50 minutes with nine men.

Dave Woozley and Carl Withers received their marching orders at the same time in the 40th minute, but a resolute and dogged second-half performance was rewarded with a 75th minute strike from Josh Howell.

It was the least Herridge’s men deserved after a determined performance, which owed as much to the tactical organisation as it did the courageous performance of his players.

Binfield started the stronger on Tuesday night, with Bowerman a constant threat from wide left for the Moles.

He twice went close to opening the scoring but Weait was also called into action at the other end as Highworth settled down.

The game looked to have taken a massive turning point in the 40th minute when Woozely was dismissed for denying a mistimed a tackle on TJ Bohane as he bore down on goal.

And in the immediate aftermath, Withers received a second yellow card for dissent that left the Moles with nine men.

A solid defensive line up of a flat back four, three midfielders and Adam Cornell up front saw Binfield restrict their hosts to limited chances.

And when the occasional opportunity to get forward came, Howell took it in style with a fine finish.

He received the ball from wide left and drove forward, firing the ball home from 25 yards to put the Moles ahead with 15 minutes minutes remaining.

The Moles held on comfortably and Weait was rarely called into action late on as Herridge celebrated his second win as Binfield manager.

Binfield host Cheltenham Saracens on Saturday (3pm) as they look to make it three wins from three under Herridge.