BINFIELD became the first side to defeat Shrivenham since last November with a 3-1 win in their final Hellenic League Premier Division home game on Monday.

Danny Horscroft, with a goal in each half, and Sean Moore ended the visitors' 17-match unbeaten run, with the former also missing a late penalty.

The Moles thoroughly deserved the three points as they always looked the better side, clearly determined to finish their season on a high.

They got off to the perfect start with Moore firing them into the lead as early as the third minute.

Fifth in the table, Shrivenham equalised in the 14th minute when Luke Cordery's long cross from the right was headed home by Antonio Gerrish at the far post.

But within five minutes Roger Herridge's side regained the lead with an equally good goal from Horscroft, who supplied a deft touch at the end of a neat move down the right.

The Moles grew in confidence with the pace of Carlo Santoro down the left flank causing all sorts of problems for the Wiltshire side's defence, and they could easily have gone in at half-time with an even bigger lead.

Santoro, who had taken a knock, did not reappear for the second half, being replaced by Josh Howell, meaning there was no let up for Shrivenham's back four.

Eddie Lee went close to scoring, only being denied by a goal-line clearance, but further Binfield pressure led to their third goal after 75 minutes, with Horscroft moving across the area before hitting a sweet left-footer low into the net.

The hosts were awarded a penalty just before the end when substitute Callum Wright was upended, but Horscroft's spot-kick was brilliantly saved by keeper Mike Alexander, who dived to his left to push the ball onto the post and away to safety.

Young Wright had marked his debut by scoring in the 1-1 home draw with Fairford on Saturday.

Defender Jeff Brown has hung up his boots due to a succession of injuries and family commitments.

His last appearance came in the Hellenic League's Floodlit Cup final against Ardley United at Fairford last week, the Moles losing 4-3 on penalties after the tie had ended goalless.

"Browny has been nothing short of top drawer in his time at the club," said Herridge "We always looked a better side with him in it."

Binfield, eighth in the table, finish their season on Monday with a long trip to Gloucestershire to play Longlevens.