In­jury time win­ner sees Moles bury Kestrels

Bin­field 1 Wood­ley United 0 (aet)

The Wokingham Paper - - FOOTBALL - By TOM CROCKER tcrocker@wok­ing­ham­pa­

GARY SMITH fired in an ex­tra time win­ner to send Bin­field through to the sec­ond round of the Hellenic League Cup.

The Pre­mier Di­vi­sion pair were locked at 0-0 after 90 min­utes but de­fender Smith grabbed the win­ner 15 min­utes from time.

Both sides traded blows early on with James Knight see­ing a shot blocked for Bin­field be­fore Jake Ni­cholls missed the tar­get for Wood­ley.

But Knight went closer on the 15-minute mark when his ef­fort can­noned back off the post from 20 yards.

Wood­ley be­gan to grow more and more into the game and after a neat move in­volv­ing Greg Beck­ett, Jay­dyn En­gle­field and Prestidge, the lat­ter fired over.

Beck­ett him­self also missed a big op­por­tu­nity be­fore the half was out after be­ing played in by Danny Horscroft.

For­mer Bin­field man Horscroft tried his luck him­self after the restart but was de­nied by goal­keeper Henry Craven.

The hosts then en­joyed their best spell of pres­sure with Charley Tut­tle’s cross to the back post was in­ex­pli­ca­bly headed wide by Will Shaw.

At the other end, Craven had to be at his best to deny Prestidge be­fore Owen Davies’ late ef­fort was blocked on the line.

While Wood­ley were prob­a­bly the bet­ter side dur­ing the 90 min­utes, Bin­field looked the most likely scor­ers in ex­tra time and they got the lead with quar­ter of an hour to play when Smith turned in from close range.

And that proved to be enough for vic­tory.

BIN­FIELD: Craven, Pow­ell, Tut­tle, Brown, G. Smith, Broome, Pagliaroli (J. Smith 73), D. Davies (Mil­lar 69), I. Davies, Knight, Shaw (Moore 96). Subs not used: Guest, Hill.

WOOD­LEY: Reed, Porter, Bar­ley (White 105), Ni­cholls, I. Ka­mara, Cooper, En­gle­field (O. Davies 45), Ledger, Beck­ett, Horscroft, Prestidge (Hinds 78). Sub not used: Turner.

At­ten­dance: 119

Above: Gary Smith (right) cel­e­brates his late win­ner Be­low right: Idris Ka­mara bat­tles with Ian Davies

Pic­tures: Colin By­ers

Gary Smith taps in the win­ning goal

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