BINFIELD's winless league run was extended to nine Hellenic League Premier Division games when they lost 1-0 at Royal Wootton Bassett on Saturday.

But the Moles can consider themselves unlucky not to have returned home with at least a point, having had the better of the game for long periods.

In a bid to strengthen their defence, they brought in Bracknell Town's young right-back Johnny Hathaway, signed on dual registration forms.

After a first half of very few scoring opportunities, the hosts nearly opened the scoring early in the second half when Gio Wrona struck the Binfield post.

Following the let-off, Roger Herridge's side began to get on top and the unmarked Carlo Santoro squandered a good chance to give his side their lead.

The game looked to be heading for a draw until the 84th minute when the Binfield defence failed to deal with a cross from the Bassett left and Nick Stanley took advantage to head home from close range at the far post.

On Tuesday last week, they drew 1-1 at Windsor with Josh Howell equalising in the 71st minute, six minutes after Dan Roberts had put the hosts ahead.

The return fixture is at Hill Farm Lane this coming Saturday (3pm) and the two clubs meet again next Tuesday (7.45pm), this time in the quarter-finals of the Perpetua Press Floodlit Cup.

Windsor and Binfield currently lie 13th and 14th respectively in the standings, both on 33 points, the Moles having played one more game.