MANAGER Geoff Warner says Bracknell Town must stop giving soft goals away after seeing them concede another three to Marlow on Saturday, writes Dave Wright.

The Robins did respond by scoring three themselves to secure their fifth draw in the last six Bostik League games, but their defending remains a concern to the new team boss.

"We do give away some bad goals. There have been some real stinking ones in the last month," he said.

"We need to put that right as quickly as possible and we will be doing some work with our back four in training this week."

Last week Warner brought in centre-back Liam Eagle from Southern League Premier side Hartley Wintney and felt he did "okay" on his debut against Marlow.

The second-placed Robins took an early lead through Joe Grant, only to find themselves trailing before Adam Cornell and Liam Ferdinand grabbed the goals which enabled them to share the spoils in this top-of-the-table South Central Divison clash.

"At 3-1 down I would have taken the draw," he added.

"It wasn't easy with the wind swirling around and making things a bit difficult.

"We played some good football in the first half, but not so good in the second. We went too long too often, having got it about right in the first half.

"I felt we could have played through our midfield and into our front men a bit better than we did."

Warner continued: "We scored a good first goal and had some chances to get second before they scored, which came at a good time for them.

"They are a really good side. They are top of the table and know what they are doing."

Bracknell remain hot on the heels of the Blues despite not having won a league game since early November.

"It has been a bit of a sticky period where we haven't won in the league for some time, but we are still in touch with the leaders and haven't fallen away," commented Warner.

"The aim is to reach the play-offs at least and we are still on target for that. Hopefully, we can get a win or two before Christmas."

Town's next two games takes them around the M25 to Hertfordshire, with Ware their hosts this coming Saturday, followed by Cheshunt-based FC Romania a week later.

"Ware also have a 3G pitch, so that will suit us," said Warner.

Seb Bowerman is not expected to be available and his place on the wing is likely to go to Sean Moore, who came on as a substitute for Bowerman after 65 minutes against Marlow and played well.

Skipper Dave Hancock is still nursing a hamstring injury, while fellow full-back Ryan Parsons is suspended following his straight red card in the Velocity Trophy 3-1 win over Felixstowe & Walton on Tuesday of last week.

Warner continued: "With the players we've now got at the club, we can change our shape, mix it up and move it around a little bit.

"If we can tighten up in defence, we will be all right and hopefully we can pick up a win or two in our next couple of weeks."