BRACKNELL Town FC did not enjoy a great day at the office on Saturday, writes Dave Wright.

They lost 4-2 at Reigate-based South Park with the delightfully-named Great Evans scoring two of the goals.

Having given debuts to keeper Chris Rackley and defender Matt Berry-Hargreaves the previous week, the Robins introduced another new signing, with young striker Neby Hailie joining from Isthmian League rivals Tooting & Mitcham.

They went close to taking an early lead when Seb Bowerman had a low 20-yarder pushed around the post by keeper Craig Bradshaw.

But on 20 minutes Town's Dan Carr conceded a penalty and Andy Herring made no mistake from the spot, and they fell further in arrears after 33 minutes when a long shot from debutant Jamil Awoyejo, on loan from AFC Wimbledon, found its way into the net.

Determined to get back into the game, Bracknell made a bright start to the second half and it took them just two minutes to score with Nathan Minhas finding the bottom corner of the net from the edge of the six-yard box. It was his 13th goal of the season, making him the leading scorer in the South Central Division.

Town pressed hard for the equaliser, but it wasn't to be their day and they were left reeling by a quick double blow from the Evans.

The 19-year-old striker skipped past two defenders before slotting into the far corner to make it 3-1 on 71 minutes and followed up two minutes later with a powerful left-foot strike. On both occasions, the defending was poor.

The Robins refused to give up and late pressure produced their second goal, scored in the 83rd minute by Bowerman.

This defeat sees them slip to 11th in the table, ahead Hanwell's visit to Larges Lane this Saturday. The table-toppers are unbeaten away in the league with four wins and four draws.

Town's home Velocity Trophy game against Hornchurch, originally scheduled for last night (Tuesday), has been re-arranged for next Wednesday (December 18).

The switch was made in order to give the Premier Division side more time to prepare for their FA Trophy tie against Dulwich Hamlet this Saturday, but will have to be changed again if they are involved in a midweek replay.