MANAGER Roger Herridge paid tribute to his Binfield FC youngsters after seeing them defeat Woodley United 3-0 to stay sixth in the Hellenic League table.

Teenager Carlo Santoro scored one and set up another goal as the Moles maintained their excellent form of just one defeat in 15 league and cup games.

“We have got some really good young players and the club deserves credit for giving them their chance,” said Herridge.

“This is a tough league; you don’t get any easy games. Yes, they are going to be inconsistent at times, but they are learning how to win games even when the team is not playing that well.”

After a goalless first half last Friday, Herridge made two changes and it paid off with Binfield securing a comfortable win thanks to goals from Ian Davies, Santoro and substitute Usman Lalustani.

Herridge added: “In the first half, we didn’t have any shape, we lacked energy. A few of them out there were not quite at their sharpest, although that could have been due to some of them being short of match fitness.

“There were three or four players I could have taken off at half-time, but kept it to two.”

Tristan Campbell, a new signing from league rivals Highmoor Ibis, was given his debut in the second half.

Herridge explained: “We wanted him to sit in midfield to allow Knighty (James Knight) to give us a more energy higher up the pitch and Tristam did the simple things well.”

Moles have also re-signed central defender Lewis Leonetti after a spell out of the game.