BRACKNELL Town made it four draws from their last five Bostik League games when they shared six goals with Hayes & Yeading at Larges Lane on Saturday, writes Dave Wright.

The Robins overcame the setback of conceding a first-minute penalty to lead 2-1 at half-time thanks to a Seb Bowerman brace.

They then went 3-2 down before Harrison Bayley grabbed a late equaliser to secure a point they thoroughly deserved from another highly entertaining game.

In front of a crowd of 338, most of the players had not even touched the ball when Jonny Hathaway brought down Scott Bridges just inside in the area and skipper Scott Donnelly made no mistake from the penalty spot.

Town, however, worked their way into the game and Bowerman, having been set up by Adam Cornell, equalised in the 23rd minute with a real beauty, blasting the ball high into the net from 20 yards.

Six minutes later Bowerman put Town ahead, capitalising on an error from debutant keeper Andrew McCorkell.

The hosts continued to have the better of the game as they pressed forward, but were grateful to Mark Scott, who pulled off two superb saves just before half-time.

However, Hayes did get back on level terms in the 52nd minute, with the help of two contentious decisions from the young match officials.

Referee Robert Ablitt waived aside appeals for a free-kick when Joe Grant was dragged down as he bore down on goal, but then blew up when his assistant flagged Grant offside even though the ball had been played back to him by a Hayes player.

Clearly annoyed, Town switched off momentarily, and from the free-kick they were caught out by a swift counter-attack which led to left-back Toby Little firing just inside the left-hand post to make it 2-2.

After the game, the referee was honest enough to admit he should not have ruled Grant offside.

Hayes then regained the lead on 73 minutes through substitute Hassan Jalloh who went past four Bracknell players before beating Scott from 20 yards, and Robins’ unbeaten home league run looked in danger.

But they got their deserved equaliser in the 85th minute. After Sean Moore had seen his shot tipped over the bar by McCorkell, the corner led to a scramble in front of goal which ended with Bayley heading home from close range.

Soon afterwards, substitute Moore was only inches away from a grabbing the winner, firing just over the bar from outside the area.

Despite not having won in five league games, Town remain second in the table, three points behind Marlow, who will be the visitors to Larges Lane this Saturday (3pm).