Injury time winner sees Moles bury Kestrels
Binfield 1 Woodley United 0 (aet)
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.
Above: Gary Smith (right) celebrates his late winner Below right: Idris Kamara battles with Ian Davies
Gary Smith taps in the winning goal