THERE was more misery for Moles fans last Saturday as it is now 10 games since Binfield last won a Hellenic League fixture, writes Dave Wright.

A 2-0 home reverse by Windsor on Saturday leaves them 14th in the table, eight points above the fourth-from-bottom club, Reading City.

On their day, the Moles are more than capable of matching the best this league can offer, but many of them are currently struggling for form and their confidence has dipped rather alarmingly.

As a result, teamwork has fallen short of the level they achieved in the first half of the season when they were looking capable of holding a place in the top six of the division.

This latest display was similar to most in recent weeks, with promising approach work being wasted in the final third and the defence guilty of conceding soft goals.

They had drawn 1-1 at Stag Meadow two weeks earlier and Binfield would probably have been grateful for another point in this return fixture. On a sunny day, however, they failed to shine particularly, in the first half.

Roger Herridge's men went a goal down in the 21st minute when Dan Roberts broke through the defence and, after rounding keeper David Lyons, fired home from a tight angle, his shot hitting the near post and spinning into the net.

As they tried to get back in the game, Ian Davies set up a chance for Danny Horscroft, but his shot lacked power and was easily taken by goalie Hugo Sobte, and then Davies turned James Knight's free-kick inches past the post.

The hosts nearly conceded a second right at the end of the first half, but Liam Gavin was on hand to clear veteran Barry Hayles' effort off the line.

Binfield made an encouraging start to the second half with young Liam Baker trying to show his forwards the way to goal, and they enjoyed their best spell of the match as they continued to hunt for the equaliser.

But those hopes disappeared on 70 minutes when they were caught out at the back by a long clearance from Windsor and Roberts slotted home his second goal of the game.

It was the former Bracknell Town striker's 31st goal of the season.

Substitute Jack Thompson-Wheeler, who had been sidelined for two months through injury, came off the bench for the last 20 minutes, but his side never looked capable of getting back into the game.

At a time when Binfield are in desperate need of experienced players, midfielder Carl Withers has undergone surgery on his left knee and has decided to hang up his boots to end two decades as a top player in local non-league football.

Having met Windsor again last night (Tuesday) in the quarter-finals of Perpetua Press Floodlit Cup at Stag Meadow, Binfield visit 10th-placed Flackwell Heath this coming Saturday before hosting Ardley United, who are currently 15th, on Monday (7.45pm).