Five of the Moles’ nine victories were in the Hellenic League Premier Division but their hopes of sealing a top four finish were dealt a bitter blow at Hill Farm Lane.

In truth, Roger Herridge’s side could have no complaints as it was an even game and either side would’ve been unlucky to lose.

There was little to separate the sides in the opening hour as Binfield saw more of the ball but struggled to break down a resolute and tenacious Thatcham defence.

It was Binfield’s best move of the match that yielded the opening goal in the 61st minute as Lamin Sankoh slotted the ball home after excellent work from Ian Davies.

The creator was sent clear down the right hand side and after beating Josh Edwards to the ball, he squared across goal for Sankoh to open the scoring on his first Binfield start.

The goal relaxed the Moles a little and they went close to doubling their lead shortly after as Davies tested Chris Rackley and Carl Withers shot wide twice.

Josh Howell then spurned a glorious chance to double the lead in the 75th minute when he latched on to Jack Broome’s through ball, but Rackley was equal to his attempted finish.

And it proved costly as just six minutes later, the visitors were level.

Josh Stockwell’s 25-yard effort was heading wide but it struck a Binfield hand and the referee had no option but to award a penalty.

Dan Weait stood tall but Yashwa Romeo kept his cool to send the ball high into the net and earn Thatcham a point, ending Binfield’s winning streak in the process.

Binfield now sit fifth, six points off third with a game in hand.

Herridge’s side are due to play already-relegated Cheltenham Saracens tonight (Wednesday, 7.45pm) and are then in Bluefin Supplementary Cup action on Saturday at Flackwell Heath (3pm).