BINFIELD FC manager Roger Herridge has endured a week of mixed emotions, writes Dave Wright.

He described Binfield’s comeback 3-2 win over Hellenic League leaders Highworth on Saturday as “one of the best wins I have ever had as manager here.”

But he was left frustrated on Monday evening when his side were beaten 1-0 at home by Bracknell.

“We deserved a point,” he groaned after seeing his side squander late scoring opportunities. Yet, rather bizarrely, Binfield produced a better 90-minute performance in defeat than they had when winning.

The Moles conceded two goals to Highworth in the opening 15 minutes and a heavy defeat looked on the cards.

“We could hardly live with them,” admitted Herridge. “At half-time I told the players where they needed to improve and we got into the game and stayed with it.”

They were still trailing with less than 20 minutes left, but amazingly scored three times in 11 minutes to secure an unlikely victory.

It was Highworth’s first away defeat in the league this season following 15 wins and a draw.

However, Binfield were unable to also put the brake on Bracknell’s title charge.

“We have gone toe-to-toe with a very good side and my players could not have given any more,” added Herridge.

“Certainly, we made it hard for them. We worked hard on Saturday and pulled off a shock result, but we didn’t get that bit of luck we needed to get a result tonight.

“We are disappointed in the way we conceded their goal because we got caught in two minds in two areas, and Kensley (scorer Maloney) got a bit lucky.

“We had our moments tonight and in the last 15 minutes, Ian (Davies) had a great chance, as did Browny (Jeff Brown).

“Sometimes you need that bit of luck to win games and it didn’t go our way tonight. Some decision-making may have let us down .

“But it is certainly no disgrace in losing 1-0 to a very good side.”

Binfield are without a game over Easter, returning to action at Brackley Town Saints on April 7.