MANAGER Roger Herridge said Binfield’s shock 2-1 win over Thatcham Town in the Perpetua Press Floodlit Cup final on Monday was a fitting reward for everyone connected to the club, writes Dave Wright.

“Obviously, I am elated for the players as they worked so hard for it, but I am even more pleased for all the people at the club, like (chairman) Bob Bacon and (secretary) Rob Challis and all the others who put in a lot of their time and effort behind the scenes,” he added.

“We have a great club and it’s nice to end the season with a cup to show for it.”

This trophy came courtesy of two cracking goals from Sanchez Commock, who only joined the club from Hellenic League rivals Highmoor Ibis a few weeks ago.

Former Bracknell Town ace Shane Cooper-Clark pulled a goal back from the penalty spot, but the Moles held on to become the first side to defeat the league champions in 41 games.

“It was a great feeling to win,” commented Herridge, who had lost five previous cup finals.

“We had a game plan and I felt we controlled the game.

“We needed to make sure we worked very hard and make things difficult for them (Thatcham).

“I thought we were fantastic and I don’t think too many people left the game thinking we didn’t deserve to win.

“Sanchez will get the glory for his two goals, but we needed to have a lot of 10 out of 10 performances and we got them.”

Skipper James Knight, who has now played every minute in every Binfield game for two complete seasons, commented: “We went into the game with a plan of setting things up to try to stop them.

“They are on a formidable run and we knew we had to set things up a bit differently, going a bit more back to basics, even play ugly at times and I think we did everything superbly.

“There is no doubt we deserved to win. This is a night I won’t forget in a hurry.”