Miss­ing Moles cost us vic­tory rues dis­ap­pointed Her­ridge

Shriven­ham 4 Bin­field 1

The Wokingham Paper - - SPORT -

ROGER HER­RIDGE says a lack of cen­tre-halves was the key to Bin­field’s de­feat at Shriven­ham.

The Moles were miss­ing Jeff Brown, Liam Gavin and Lewis Leonetti for the trip to Wilt­shire, but were level 1-1 at the break thanks to Danny Horscroft’s goal.

How­ever, the hosts out­mus­cled Bin­field af­ter the restart to head them­selves 3-1 in front be­fore adding a fourth goal late on.

“Shriven­ham are a team in form,” said Her­ridge.

“That was their sixth win on the trot.

“It was a dif­fi­cult pitch, they’re a big, strong side and we didn’t have enough big, strong play­ers.

“It was as sim­ple as that re­ally.”

He added: “I had to play Charley (Tut­tle) at cen­tre­half. He’s a very ca­pa­ble player, but he isn’t a cen­tre­half.

“He’s not the tallest in the world and he’s let a ball bounce in the first minute and the bloke has got in be­hind him and he’s fouled him and that’s a penalty, 1-0 down.

“We had a good patch to pull a goal back through Danny Horscroft, who has been out­stand­ing in the last few games.

“We’ve then had a goal by Ed­die Lee that was a goal not given.

“If that goal is given we go 2-1 up and it may have been a dif­fer­ent re­sult.

“Then in the se­cond half, there was noth­ing in it. 4-1 was a harsh re­sult but they recog­nised our weak­ness and our weak­ness was that if they put a good ball into our area with crosses then they had a phys­i­cal and aerial ad­van­tage.

“Their se­cond and third goals were head­ers, peo­ple didn’t do their jobs and we got pun­ished.

“It’s ob­vi­ously a dis­ap­point­ing re­sult.

“I’m cer­tainly not go­ing to make ex­cuses but I’d like to see any team in the league have the amount of key play­ers out that I’ve got and it not hurt you a lit­tle bit.” BIN­FIELD: Grace, Sykes (Piercy 45), Tut­tle, Smith, Shaw, San­toro (Mitchell 80), Knight, Horscroft, John­son (Withers 70), Lee, Davies. At­ten­dance: 57

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