MANAGER Roger Herridge believes Binfield are not far away from being a “really, really good side” after seeing them win 3-2 at Reading City, writes Dave Wright.

His Moles went 2-1 down and missed a penalty before scoring two late goals to seal victory in their Hellenic League Premier Division fixture.

“We deserved to win and on another day we would have scored five or six. On the balance of play, we should have won more comfortably than we did,” said Herridge,

“We had them (City) on the ropes in the second half and some of our combination play in the final third was as good as you will find at this level of football.”

But the manager admitted: “We have got to be smarter and cannot afford to let teams break us down. We need to be stronger in certain areas.”

Binfield took the lead through Danny Horscroft before conceding two goals in quick succession to trail 2-1 at half-time.

Josh Howell then squandered a penalty, but, after Jemel Johnson had equalised, Howell got a second penalty in the 84th minute and this time he made no mistake.

Binfield lie 12th in the Premier Division standings, which Herridge claims is a false position, particularly as his side are well behind with their fixtures.

“If we stop conceding sloppy goals and be more clinical in the final third, we will climb the table and won’t be far away from those teams high up,” said the manager.

“We also need to get some momentum going as far as playing games are concerned.”

And that will certainly start in the next week with Moles visiting Tuffley Rovers this Saturday (3pm) before home matches with Wantage next Monday evening (7.45pm) and Ardley United the following Friday.