MANAGER Mark Tallentire thought his Bracknell Town players didn't get all the rewards they deserved at rain-lashed Larges Lane on Saturday, writes Dave Wright.

The Robins were held to a 1-1 draw by Waltham Abbey with new signing Sean McCormack netting a late equaliser against a side who finished the game with 10 men.

"We were disappointed not to have got all three points, as the performance was excellent," said Tallentire.

"We played well, but it was just one of those days when we didn't get our just rewards.

"On another day, we would have scored at least another couple of goals as the chances were certainly there."

Tallentire and head coach Aaron Steadman have installed confidence into the side, with the manager adding: "The players went about their business very well. We pushed them (Abbey) all of the way.

"We have got to be happy with this performance and we could easily have turned one point into three.

"They all played well and we are proud of the whole team. They put everything into the game, but just couldn't get that second goal."

Town had two players making their debuts with winger McCormack having signed from South Central Division rivals Westfield and Watford FC sending Academy keeper Dante Baptiste to replace injured club colleague James Hoskins.

Former Football League professional Graham Stack, the head of academy goalkeeping at Watford, was among the crowd of just over 160 who watched the game.

"Dante played well and was a bit unfortunate with their goal as it came from a deflection," commented Tallentire.

"We were also pleased with Sean's contribution in the 20 minutes he had on the pitch.

"He got his first goal for the club and showed he is going to be a good player for us."

Bracknell have now used five goalkeepers since Mark Scott received a three-man ban in late September and then injured his neck in training, but the No. 1 choice is very close to returning.

This coming Saturday, Town are away to second-in-the-table Harlow, who are unbeaten at home in the league with five wins and a draw.