BRACKNELL Town missed a chance to seal their place in the play-offs when they were surprisingly beaten 2-1 at Egham on Tuesday, writes Dave Wright.

The Robins, having come from 2-0 down to beat Ware 3-2 last Saturday, were expected to get it against the side tailed off at the foot of the South Central Division.

But they missed a hatful of chances and left disappointed as Egham recorded just their fourth win in 34 Bostik League games.

Bracknell fell behind to a goal from Tony Thomas in the seventh minute before Liam Ferdinand headed home the equaliser on 66 minutes, only for Kiemon Robinson to hit a 78th-minute winner.

Deep into stoppage-time, goalkeeper Mark Scott raced upfield when his side forced a corner and got in a header, but it was kept out by his opposing number, Ryan Sandford.

Robins skipper Dave Hancock admitted: "We were poor. We created enough chances to win two games, but at the other end we shouldn't be conceding two goals."

Town remain second in the table behind champions Hayes & Yeading with a two-point gap over Marlow, who moved back into third place after beating second-bottom Molesey 4-3 on Tuesday thanks to two late goals.

Bracknell have four league games remaining, the first of which is away to mid-table Northwood this coming Saturday.

Binfield were another team to rue missed scoring opportunities on Tuesday.

Their Perpetua Press Floodlit Cup final against Ardley United finished goalless at Fairford after 120 minutes before the Oxfordshire side went on to win 4-3 on penalties.

It was a poor game on a bumpy pitch, with both sides never able to take any control, repeatedly giving the ball away.

The best scoring chances fell to the cup holders, with Josh Howell blazing the ball over the bar in the first half and Jemel Johnson striking the inside of the post midway through the second period of extra time.

"It was a disappointing way to lose, but penalties are always a lottery," said manager Roger Herridge.

"We always knew it was going to be a tight game.

"At times it lacked a bit of quality, but it was not easy to show much quality on a poor pitch.

"We certainly had the clearer cut chances, but it was just not our night and I have another runners-up medal for my collection."

Herridge confirmed before the final he is staying at Binfield, but is looking to bring in someone to assist him.

He will be without leading scorer Ian Davies for the rest of the season due to his hamstring injury.

Without a game last weekend, the Moles face Fairford at Hill Farm Lane in the Hellenic League Premier Division this coming Saturday and will be home again next Monday (7.45pm) when Shrivenham are the visitors.