CARL Davies’ confidence in keeper Mark Scott almost certainly saved Bracknell Town from suffering a shock home defeat at the hands of Bedfont Sports on Saturday, writes Dave Wright.

The game ended 1-1, but it could so easily have been different had Scott not been in such good form.

A misunderstanding between the pair led to the Robins skipper bringing down Bedfont Sports’ Charlie Postance to concede a penalty, but Scott pulled off a great save to keep out Jack Mills’ spot-kick.

“I had every confidence in him,” said skipper Davies, who also escaped with a yellow card from referee Lisa Benn.

“It was a definite penalty, though I was very close to getting the ball.

“It was going to be a tap-in for them or a penalty, I chose a penalty as I knew Scotty would save it.”

But two minutes later Town did fall behind to a soft goal and it wasn’t until the closing stages when they equalised through Liam Ferdinand.

“It was really annoying, especially for Mark,” added Davies. “He keeps us in it with a save like, then soon afterwards he sees two of their lads queuing up at the far post to score.

“Defensively, that was not good enough, but it would be unfair to criticise our defence as it was only the third goal we have conceded in the league this season.”

Scott went on to make an even better save later in the game to prevent the visitors from doubling their lead.

Robins were certainly not at their best as they dropped their first Bostik League points of the season.

“I think we were rusty,” admitted Davies, who has not lost a league game since taking over as player-manager last February.

“I am not making excuses, but it doesn’t help when you are having longish breaks between matches.

“On a personal note, I had two weeks off due to a wedding, and I was rusty and other lads are saying the same about themselves”.

Davies concluded: “I thought it was going to be my first defeat, but we kept going and got the point I felt we deserved.”