BRACKNELL Town's relentless charge towards the play-offs continued with a 2-0 win over Chalfont St Peter at Larges Lane on Saturday, writes Dave Wright.

First-half goals from skipper Dave Hancock and Adam Cornell extended their unbeaten Bostik League run to 10 games.

The Robins remain second in the South Central Division standings, with only a slim chance of catching runaway leaders Hayes & Yeading, but looking virtually certain of finishing in the top five.

They were not at their best against a half-decent Chalfont side, yet still looked comfortable throughout the game and the result was never in doubt from the moment they took the lead.

Before that they had already twice gone close, with new signing Jordan Brown setting up a good chance in the first minute of his home debut, his low cross very nearly being turned into his own net as a Chalfont defender struggled to get the ball away.

Joe Gater was also not far away with a header before the opening goal arrived after 15 minutes.

The move featured their two full-backs who were playing in an advanced role behind a back three. Joel Jacobs, wide out on the left, delivered a superb diagonal cross over the right, where Hancock made ground and cut in before smashing it low past Saints' new keeper Michael Power-Simpson.

It was Hancock's second goal in six games, having previously gone two seasons without finding the net.

Top scorer Liam Ferdinand had a chance to double the lead just after the half-hour mark, racing clear, only to have the ball whipped off his toes by the goalie.

Soon afterwards, Ferdinand's ball into the area was nearly turned into his own by former Robin Adam Kirby, while Brown's effort was deflected for a corner.

A second goal looked inevitable and it came two minutes before the interval. Jamie McClurg, Cornell and Hancock combined in a sweeping move which saw the latter's cross headed home by Cornell.

On a chilly and breezy day, the crowd of close to 250 must have expected to see more goals in the second half, but they were in for a disappointment.

Rather surprisingly, the Robins hardly threatened at all in the second half and Power-Simpson didn't even have to make a noteworthy save apart from collecting substitute Joe Grant's shot-cum-cross at the second attempt.

In fact, Mark Scott, making his return from injury, had a little more to do at the other end. The keeper had to race to the edge of his area to block Keaton August when the winger broke clear, in addition to dealing with a shot from James Roger-Oben, while Ryan Parsons produced a timely challenge to deny Alex Paine a clear shot at goal.

Town's defence always looked capable of dealing with the Chalfont attacks, many of which broke down due to their own poor finishing in the final third.

The use of high balls also proved ineffective as many got held up in the wind.

After hosting Uxbridge last night (Tuesday), the Robins now face successive away games, at Hanwell this Saturday (3pm) and at Egham next Tuesday (7.45pm).