MANAGER Roger Herridge said Binfield came through “a tricky fixture with relative ease” following their 6-1 win at Shrivenham in the Bluefin Sports Hellenic League Cup.

This third-round victory takes the Moles through to the quarter-finals.

Due to injury and illness, Herridge was forced to make several changes and switched to a 3-5-2 formation.

They came under early pressure and it was slightly against the run of play when the visitors took a 17th-minute lead through Brad Pagliaroli.

He netted again on the half-hour mark and from then on the result never looked in any doubt.

Ian Davies made it 3-0 two minutes into the second half from a chance set up by Joe Gritt, who was making his first appearance for three months following injury.

The dangerous Pagliaroli completed his hat-trick in the 58th minute.

Four minutes later Davies added the fifth before the hosts pulled one back through Jamie Prictor on 70 minutes.

Shortly afterwards substitute Eddie Lee, who has been impressing for the club’s Allied Counties youth team, marked his senior debut with a goal to complete the scoring.

Ellis Wint, who has also been playing well for the development team, came off the bench to make his second first-team appearance of the season.

Division One West side Shrivenham never gave up, hitting the woodwork three times during the game, and Binfield awarded them the maximum 10 points for their sportsmanship.

Herridge concluded: “Apart from conceding a sloppy goal – although they (Shrivenham) probably deserved it – the only disappointment was to see Josh Howell hobble off injured in the second half.”

Binfield host Woodley United in the Premier Division at Hill Farm Lane this Friday and next Tuesday evening visit Division Two West side Bishops Cleeve Development in the third round of the Perpetua Press Floodlit Cup (both 7.45pm).