WINDSOR suffered a first competitive defeat against Binfield when losing 4-2 in the Berks & Bucks Senior Trophy quarter-finals on Monday.

Two goals in the opening eight minutes set Binfield on their way to victory at Hill Farm Lane and sets up a semi-finals tie away at Newport Pagnell Town.

A superb run from Sean Moore resulted in a shot which flew into the net after just two minutes before the ever present James Knight, Moles captain for the night, squeezed in his first goal of the season at the far post.

Liam Ferdinand scored his 19th of the season before George Lock capped his second start after injury with a goal that squeezed over the line with the half-time whistle imminent.

The second half lacked the intensity of the opening period though Windsor came into the tie with chances.

Two lapses in the Binfield defence where capitalised on by Riccardo Cannon and Barry Dunbar, and it threatened a nervy finish for the home support.

However, it remained 4-2 and the Moles will head up the M1 in January to play for a place in this year’s final.

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PHOTO: Windsor (green) suffered a first defeat at the hands of Binfield when losing 4-2 in the Berks & Bucks Senior Trophy quarter-finals on Monday.

Binfield boss Roger Herridge had watch Windsor on Saturday only to face a very different looking side two days later.

He said: “The two who played up front were at centre-back on Monday, and the centre half was playing in central midfield, so they didn’t play quite as I thought they would, but I was still pleased with what we did learn.”

However, Herridge believes Binfield are lacking players that can lead on the pitch after failing to hang on to their four-goal lead.

“When you are four up with less than 20 minutes remaining you think the job is done,” said a frustrated Moles manager. “But, the way we allowed Windsor to score two goals is very disappointing.

“We shouldn’t be conceding goals inside the six-yard area and you have to ask questions about your keeper.

“We need more experience and a few more leaders out there. After conceding the first goal we needed someone to pull the team together to prevent the second, but we were lacking one out there.”

Windsor also suffered defeat in the Combined Counties Premier Division when going down 3-1 to Westfield at Stag Meadow on Saturday.

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PHOTO: Windsor (green) suffered a first defeat at the hands of Binfield when losing 4-2 in the Berks & Bucks Senior Trophy quarter-finals on Monday.

The home side went ahead inside six minutes courtesy of an own goal and they looked comfortable until a rare mistake from keeper Hugo Sobte allowed James Cottee to equalise.

Denzel Bonilla-Hurtado then fouled Aaron Watson inside the box and the resulting penalty from Karle Calder-Andrews saw Westfield take an unlikely lead into the break.

The score remained the same until the final minute when Baboucarr Jarra conceded another penalty and Calder-Andrews doubled his own tally for the match from the spot to secure all three points for the visitors.

Windsor now stand 12th in the league table and welcome third-placed Hanworth Villa to Stag Meadow this Saturday (3pm).

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