BRACKNELL Town goalkeeper Mark Scott has admitted he feared he had broken his neck for a second time after taking a heavy fall during a training session at Larges Lane last week, writes Dave Wright.

He was treated by paramedics on the pitch before being taken to hospital.

But X-rays revealed the damage was a compressed nerve, much to the relief of Scott, who had broken his neck when playing for Slough in March 2017.

"It was scary. I heard a crack and the pain was just as bad," said the brave stopper, who still has screws and plates in his neck and spine from the initial injury.

Scott, who hopes to be back playing shortly, had missed three recent games due to suspension following his red card in Town's FA Trophy tie against Coggeshall.

Bracknell initially brought in Reading FC youngster James Holden to replace him, but he suffered a serious ankle injury 20 minutes into his debut.

Joe Whiter took over for the Velocity Trophy tie against Hanwell, but Sonny Wheeler, whom Bracknell had loaned to Windsor, was recalled for the FA Trophy game at Haywards Heath.

But Wheeler was relegated to the substitute's bench for last Saturday's Isthmian League game at Chertsey, with Watford FC's 18-year-old James Hoskins becoming Robins' fifth goalie in the past month.

Town lost 2-1 to the FA Vase holders with Hoskins being beaten by a deflected shot and an own goal.

The latter came from substitute Geoff Kibaki, however, Chertsey credited the goal to Wheeler, even though he never left the subs bench, and subsequently, the Bracknell player found his name listed among the scorers on the Isthmian League website and in The Non-League paper on Sunday.

* DAN Lincoln, the Berkshire, Middlesex and Finchampstead batsman who missed the start of the current football season to concentrate on cricket , has joined National League South side Hampton & Richmond Borough and was involved in their friendly at Wingate & Finchley last Saturday.