Bracknell Town manager Geoff Warner believed what was said in the opposing dressing room at half-time shut the door on his own side's attacking performance last Saturday.

His second-in-the-table side beat Chalfont St Peter 2-0 at Larges Lane, but both goals and virtually all of their good work came in the opening 45 minut es of their Bostik League game.

"They sussed us out at half-time," said Warner.

"In the second half they pushed their three forwards onto our three centre-backs, which meant our three couldn't get the ball and play it around.

"We had a job to play through them and that meant we went long too many times, and we couldn't get (Liam) Ferdinand and (Jordan) Brown into the game more."

He continued: "We also dropped deeper and deeper and in the end we went with a back five which meant we stopped them from scoring, rather than us trying to score again."

But, whilst admitting his side's 90-minute performance was "not great", the manager was pleased with another three points and the clean sheet.

"We played quite well in the first half," he told the News.

"We moved the ball around quite well, made some decent movements and created some good chances.

"The second half wasn't as good. We didn't get in their box, didn't get a corner. We just could not get our passing game going.

"Mark (Scott) made a good save when they had a one on one and that was a little bit of a turning point as it would have made the last 20 minutes more difficult.

"Yes, we didn't like losing, but it wasn't one of our best performances.

"Chalfont are a good side, I think they are better than their league position (15th) suggests. They've got some good players."

Warner said it was a difficult decision to drop keeper Chris Grace as he had "done brilliantly", but wanted to give Scott a game following his spell off injured.

Following last night's (Tuesday) home game with Uxbridge, the Robins are away to Hanwell this Saturday and Egham next Tuesday evening.