Binfield FC hit by injury to Carl DaviesBy David Wright
November 21, 2012
Binfield could be without leading scorer Carl Davies until the New Year.
The hot-shot is due to undergo a hernia operation tomorrow, which is expected to rule him out for six to eight weeks.
Among the games he will miss is the FA Vase third-round tie at home to Tunbridge Wells on December 8 when Moles will be looking to book their place in the last 32.
Davies scored in the 5-2 Vase win at Deal Town last Saturday and then the 3-0 Hellenic League defeat of Highmoor Ibis at Palmer Park on Monday, taking his tally to seven in six games.
The surgery was due to have taken place earlier in the month, but was later rescheduled, leaving him free to play in the games with Holyport and Deal – both of which he scored in.
And with the club flying high in both the league and cup competitions his departure may present manager Mark Tallentire with a dilemma in the striking department.
He explained after the win at Highmoor how he is due to speak with a potential target this week.
But with Seb Bowerman and Jemel Johnson both netting over the weekend and fellow forward Garry Sargeant adding a third on Monday night, Tallentire will not rush himself into any snap decision.
He said: “I am not going to make any rash decisions. We have some good forwards at this club and they will be given their chance.”
Binfield, on a high after their tremendous weekend FA Vase triumph, made a bright start on a murky Monday in east Reading, but it was the home side who should have scored first.
The defence failed to deal with a long throw-in from Ben Spence and Shane Small-King was left unmarked at the far post, but the Highmoor player-manager somehow managed to miss the opportunity.
From then on, however, the Moles defence hardly looked like conceding.
The breakthrough came in the 63rd minute when good work by young Bowerman led to James Saurez turning the ball home from close range.
The Moles always looked in command with Highmoor lacking in ideas and not showing the fight to get back in the game.
But Tallentire's side continued to squander chances and it wasn't until the 83rd minute when Davies tapped in from close range.
In a rare break, Ian Griffin did shoot just over the Binfield bar, but the Moles had the final say with substitute Sargeant heading home their third goal in the last minute.
Binfield: Weait, Sturgess, Shone, Whitty, Millward, Withers, Havermans, Suarez (Sargeant 80), Davies, Bowerman (Butler 75), Johnson (Millar 60). Sub not used: Rowland.