ROGER Herridge was this week close to stepping down as manager of Binfield FC – and he admits himself such a decision could benefit the club, writes Dave Wright.

After an excellent first half of the season, the Moles' fortunes have slumped in recent months and they go into March still seeking their first Hellenic League win of 2019.

While they have drawn four times and won a Floodlit Cup tie, they have not won in 10 Premier Division games and their 2-0 home reverse by Windsor left them 14th in the table, closer than they have ever been to the relegation zone.

And Herridge is not 100 per cent sure he has the players capable of turning things around.

Speaking to the News following Saturday's defeat, Herridge said: "Before Christmas, we were looking towards the top six, but now we are starting to look over our shoulders at the teams below us and if we are not careful we are going to be dragged into a place where we don't want to be.

"I am not a quitter and I don't want to leave the club in the lurch, but I don't want to see them relegated.

"We need players with heart, desire and quality to get us out of this run, but I wonder if we have enough of them here right now on what we have seen in recent games.

"Performance-wise, we have been good at times, but it's points we need at the moment.

"We are crying out for another dominant centre-half, a bit more strength in midfield and we are desperate for a goalscorer.

"At the moment, I don't know where they are, so it could probably be time for a change. It may be time for a new manager to come in, someone with different contacts who might be able to bring in a few players to freshen things up.

"The team needs a bit of an impetus, a few players probably need a kick up their backside."

Herridge was disappointed with his side's overall performance against Windsor, a side they had held to a 1-1 draw at Stag Meadow only a fortnight earlier.

He stated: "At one point I thought we had them under the cosh, but, like so many times before, we get on top and can't score goals.

"We also gave them two goals through poor decisions. We had the ball in their third when we took the wrong option and they broke away to score their first goal. The second goal came when we got caught in possession.

"We are just giving away too many soft goals these days and it needs to stop."

Herridge's decision to stay or go could well hinge on Binfield's Perpetua Press Floodlit Cup quarter-final tie at Windsor last night (Tuesday).

One of the manager's most memorable moments with Binfield was guiding them to victory in the Floodlit Cup final against FA Vase winners Thatcham last season at Stag Meadow. It would be a sad day for him and the club if the same competition and same venue also saw the end of his managerial career with Binfield.

This Saturday the Moles face a short trip to Flackwell Heath, who are 10th in the league standings.