BINFIELD have consolidated second place in the Hellenic League with two excellent away wins, writes Dave Wright.

They beat Easington Sports 3-1 in midweek with goals from Josh Helmore, Sean Moore and George Short, before defeating Brackley Town Saints 1-0 with an Asa Povey goal last Saturday.

The Moles remain 13 points behind unbeaten leaders Westfields with four games in hand, but are now six points clear of third-placed Fairford, who lost 2-0 to the table-toppers at the weekend.

They have won nine Premier Division games in a row since losing 2-1 to Fairford.

"The lads keep producing and improving," commented midfielder Jamie McClurg following what he described as "two tough away games in five days."

They secured their victory at Brackley thanks to a 17th-minute goal from Povey, who seized on a slip in the home defence and rounded keeper Max Evans.

Binfield were up against 10 men when George Ball was sent to the sin-bin and they nearly took advantage, but Tom Melledew's effort flew over the bar.

Manager Roger Herridge described it as a "controlled, disciplined and workmanlike" performance.

Binfield's home Bluefin Sports (UHL) Cup tie against Fairford last Monday was called off after torrential rain had left the pitch unplayable.

This Saturday, they are home to Tuffley Rovers, followed by a trip to Ardley United next Tuesday (7.30pm), both opponents currently in the bottom four of the table.

In the meantime, Binfield chairman Bob Bacon has issued an update on the improvements being planned at the Hill Farm Lane ground.

He said: "We have a long list of priority projects (22 of them) which are in the throes of being costed and scoped out. These things will be visible to all at the club and include pitch fencing, new tea hut, CCTV and new barriers around the dressing rooms.

"These things take time and no small amount of effort and we are exploring funding opportunities, all of which will take the club to a different level but maintain a foundation of financial stability for the club."