GEOFF Warner believes his Bracknell Town side raised their stakes when beating Chipstead 3-0 on Saturday, writes Dave Wright.

"In terms of the result, it was probably our best in the league this season," said the Robins manager.

"They were a decent side and we had to really battle hard to beat them.

"It was a really pleasing good team performance, there wasn't anyone who you could say was below par.

"If I had to pick one player out it would be Matty Day. He was outstanding and I would say it was his best game for us."

Second-half goals from Adam Cornell, Ashleigh Artwell and Joe Grant lifted Town back to second place in the South Central Division of the Bostik League, two points behind leaders Hayes & Yeading, albeit having played three more games.

"It was a win we need as all the other top teams, apart from Waltham Abbey, won on Saturday.

"It's getting quite tight in the table. Hayes are in pole position with games in hand, but there is a big fight for the play-offs and that is our target.

"I am confident we can get there with the way we are playing and with the group of players we have."

Town did have a let-off at Chipstead when Joe Gater gave away a penalty, but the spot-kick flew past the post.

"It made the half-time team talk a bit different to what it would have been had they scored," commented Warner.

"We told the players if they stayed patient and kept on working hard then the goals would come.

"We had played well in the first half, moving the ball quickly and creating some good chances.

"Chipstead did start to get back in the game, but we defended really well."

He continued: "Cornell took his goal really well and soon afterwards Artwell made it 2-0.

"Kensley (Maloney) was then sent off and we had to change from the diamond to 4-4-1. Unfortunately, we had to take off Cornell as he had been playing really well. "We put on Grant to play down one wing and Gavin James on the other, and we continued to create several good chances before Joe scored the third in injury time."