Despite being held to a 1-1 home draw by Cheshunt, manager Geoff Warner was still satisfied with Bracknell Town's display on Saturday.

"The result was disappointing as we want to win every game, but I was pleased with the performance, it was very good," he said. "We played a lot better than them and we passed the ball a lot better.

"We had an awful lot of chances today, but just could not covert them, whereas, on Tuesday night, we put four of them away."

His Robins, who had hammered Premier Division side Folkestone Invicta 4-1 to reach the semi-finals of the Bostik League's Velocity Trophy, found fellow top-four rivals Cheshunt a much tougher nut to crack.

"It was just in the last third, where it didn't quite happen for us, we could not put our chances away."

And, slightly altering a quote attributed to Sir Winston Churchill, Warner commented: "A win would not have been final, a defeat would not have been fatal, it's just us being brave now to carry on for the rest of the season."

Bracknell don't have a war to win, but there is a battle to earn a place in the end-of-season play-offs.

"If we continue playing like we have today, then I am confident we will make them," added the manager.

"We always look dangerous on the attack and the defence looked nice and sound."

He also described the new midfield pairing of Harrison Bayley and Jamie Cowan as "excellent" in what was only their second appearance together, while Ashleigh Artwell and Liam Ferdinand "were always doing something that could create a goal-scoring opportunity."

On the day, however, Bracknell had to rely on a rare goal from skipper and right-back Dave Hancock.

"I thought it was his first in the three years I have been here, but he said he scored a couple in the first year - they must have faded from my memory," said a smiling Warner.

"It was a great team goal. We broke up their attack, we won possession, made some nice quick passes and Dave got in behind their defence to score.

"We could have made more in the first half as we played quite well."

However, Cheshunt hit back in the second half to equalise when a long cross from their right flank was headed home at the far post by Jason Hallett.

"It was a good cross and finish, but we should have been covering a bit better," Warner continued.

"Perhaps we did not get to the cross quick enough, but that can be a problem when you are playing in a diamond shape.

"The midfield players are all sort of central and if the opposition gets out in the wide area then you struggle sometimes to get to the cross. But I am not going to change that at the moment as we are doing really well."

Warner will be forced to make a change for this coming Saturday's trip to Bedfont Sports as centre-back Joe Gater is suspended following his sending off against Folkestone last week. His place is likely to go to Carl Davies or Ryan Parsons.

Midfielder Kensley Maloney returns to the squad, having completed his three-match ban.

Warner concluded: "Bedfont also have a 3G pitch, so that will suit us and we are looking forward to going there."