MANAGER Roger Herridge had his wish granted when Binfield received a home draw in the third round of the FA Vase, writes Dave Wright.

The Moles have been rewarded for their 3-1 win over Redhill last Saturday with a tie on November 30 against AFC Uckfield Town, who are currently sitting 11th in the Southern Combination Premier Division, with 10 games yielding 16 points.

"Obviously we are pleased with the draw as a home tie is the key at this stage of the competition and hopefully, we will take another step on our Vase journey," said Herridge.

The Moles may have to step up their game if they are to reach the last 32 as they were not at their best against a Redhill side struggling near the foot of the Combined Counties League, despite taking an early 2-0 lead.

"We certainly made hard work of it," added the manager.

"We had them watched and based on what we saw, we were confident of going through, although we knew it wasn't going to be an easy game.

"They had some good individual players, but they were a side without any real shape and were hard to play against."

Binfield had gone into the tie on a high following their outstanding 5-0 win at Windsor, but they were unable to repeat that performance in front of their own fans on Saturday.

"We set our standards on Tuesday, and we didn't quite match that," added Herridge.

"Our overall performance was disappointing, but it is hard to knock the side when you have won 3-1 and reached the next round of the Vase.

"I never thought we were going to lose, but I just felt at times it was going to be one of those games when the scoreline could end up 5-3 or 6-4 with the chances being created.

"They (Redhill) were an indisciplined side and ultimately that was their downfall. They had one sent off and another in the sin-bin for 10 minutes."

Binfield earned £900 from the FA Vase fund for their victory last Saturday with another £1,125 awaiting the winners on November 30.