MANAGER Mark Tallentire described Bracknell Town's tremendous 3-0 win at Harlow on Saturday as "the perfect away performance," writes Dave Wright.

The Essex side had risen to second place in the Isthmian League's South Central Division following five straight wins, and were undefeated at home.

But the Robins stormed to an impressive victory thanks to goals from Owen James, Nathan Minhas and Seb Bowerman in the last 15 minutes.

"I was so proud of all the players as they were outstanding. Everyone put something into that win," said Tallentire,

"We showed all the qualities needed when you go to play one of the top contenders in the league.

"We showed diligence, character, were well organised and we were hard to beat.

"They (Harlow) were a good side, but we had players in our team who could more than match them. We were a threat going forward and we looked pretty comfortable defensively."

Town, however, found it difficult to break down Harlow before Tallentire played a trump card.

He sent on substitute Owen James, the youngster on loan from Oxford United who has had made quite an impact in the short time he has been at Larges Lane.

He scored the opening goal and helped to set up the second for Minhas.

"I wasn't surprised he changed the game as he is a class player," commented Tallentire.

Keeper Mark Scott, who hasn't played since late September, was due to make his comeback at Harlow, but he aggravated his neck-nerve injury during the warm-up and has now decided to take a break from the game.

Fortunately, Bracknell had taken Sonny Wheeler with them and the youngster did well as he kept a clean sheet.

But Bracknell are now without an experienced goalie, although they do have access to Watford and Reading Academy players.

They will have taken note that Chris Grace, who left Larges Lane last season after losing his place to Scott, has now left Hendon because of the amount of travelling involved.

He remains registered with Binfield and was a spectator at their match against Fairford last Saturday.