BRACKNELL Town are continuing to raise their standards to a new level, writes Dave Wright.

The Robins extended their winning run in the Hellenic Premier to 10 matches by defeating Tuffley Rovers 3-0 at Larges Lane on Saturday.

And, after a week in second spot, they also swapped places with chief title-rivals Flackwell Heath to go back on top of the table.

Delighted manager Mark Tallentire said: “We are now reaching levels where we are looking ever so good and we have just got to keep that going.

“Confidence is growing all the time within the squad.

“We are encouraging that in our training sessions and it is being reflected in the results on the pitch.

“There is still more to come from the squad.”

Tallentire was “really delighted” with his side’s performance on Saturday.

“I thought the first half was one of our best 45s (minutes) we have had, certainly at home, this season,” he added.

“We were absolute quality and it was a shame we just scored the one goal.

“Our movement. the passing and work rate, everything came together for us in those first 45 minutes.

“I didn’t really have to say much to them (the players) at half time, it was that good.”

Robins, who had not lost since being beaten 2-1 at Tuffley in early November, took a 19th-minute lead through Seb Bowerman with TJ Bohane scoring twice in the second half.

Tallentire commented: “There were some outstanding performances and it was really hard to choose one player, but TJ’s two goals were sheer class, especially his second one.

“We knew what we were getting when we signed him, but he is getting better and better – that is brilliant, because the other lads around him are buzzing.

“Players can make runs, entrusting that when he has got the ball, they know he is not going to give it away.”

Bracknell had plenty of chances to increase their tally as they wore down the opposing defence.

“We must give Tuffley some credit,” added Tallentire.

“I knew it would be a really hard game, but I thought we made a very good side look quite ordinary in the first half.

“They made a few changes at half-time, changed their shape slightly which helped them.

“They tried to outnumber us in midfield, but they didn’t have quite the same quality as us when in possession.

“I felt they were a little bit fragmented, as there was a bit of space in between their lines. I thought we picked that space out really well in the second half.”

Tallentire refuses to look too far ahead and is now concentrating on the home match with Lydney at Larges Lane this Saturday (3pm).

But, speaking after the Tuffley game, he did concede: “We do set little short-term goals for the players and today was to get ourselves back to the top of the pile.

“We did and so it is just another one ticked off.”