Moles make a point against league lead­ers

The Wokingham Paper - - SPORT - By TOM CROCKER

High­worth Town 1 Binfield 1

ROGER HERRIDGE said his Binfield side were more than good value for their im­pres­sive point at High­worth.

The Moles made the trip to Wilt­shire to face the run­away Hel­lenic Pre­mier lead­ers, who had pre­vi­ously won 19 of their 22 league games this sea­son.

And they went into half-time in front again thanks to Cal­lum McGhee-Par­sons’ goal, only for Brad Pagliaroli’s sec­ond half strike to earn a share of the spoils.

Although Binfield keeper Henry Craven was given manof-the-match by the op­po­si­tion, Herridge says that does not re­flect how the game panned out.

“It cer­tainly wasn’t one-way traf­fic,” said the Moles boss.

“Henry had a great game but I cer­tainly wouldn’t want peo­ple to get the wrong im­pres­sion of the 90 min­utes of foot­ball.

“The facts are we started very, very well.

“Ian Davies chipped one just wide in the first 60 sec­onds and in the first 20 min­utes we had them on the rack.

“They’re a very good side and they got into the game and for a 10 or 15 minute pe­riod they looked fright­en­ing to be hon­est.

“They’ve got very good at­tack­ing play­ers.”

He added: “We re­grouped at half-time and in the sec­ond half I can only think of one real clear cut op­por­tu­nity for them.

“We had a great chance about 10 min­utes from the end where Carlo San­toro’s got in be­hind and pulled it back for Will Shaw and he’s put it over the bar.

“We could so eas­ily have come away from that game with three points.

“It was a pretty even game, both sides had chances and both sides had pe­ri­ods where they were on top.

“I don’t think too many teams will go down there and come back with any­thing so we’re happy that we’ve done that.

“If you’d have of­fered me a point on the Satur­day morn­ing be­fore the game, we’d have grabbed it with both hands.

“It was a great point and a de­served point.”

Binfield’s sched­uled game at High­moor-Ibis on Mon­day evening was post­poned, but they face a busy Christ­mas pe­riod with three games, all at home, in the space of eight days against Fair­ford Town (23rd), Brack­nell Town (27th) and Royal Woot­ton Bas­sett Town (30th).

Craven, Thomp­son-Wheeler, Tut­tle, Colverd (Shaw 70), Smith, Ger­rard, How­ell, Knight (c), Davies, San­toro, Pagliaroli (Hay­den 70). Sub not used: Griggs.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.