ASSISTANT manager Mike Percival said it was important "to keep the momentum going" as he explained why Bracknell Town's first team took over a reserve fixture last Saturday, writes Dave Wright.

With their game at Tooting & Mitcham called off due to a waterlogged pitch, the Robins named their Isthmian League squad for the Suburban League encounter with Sevenoaks Reserves at Larges Lane and cruised to a 5-0 win.

The only absentees were Nathan Minhas and skipper Max Herbert, who were both having treatment for injuries.

Percival said: "We are on a good run and want to keep it going. It's important to keep the players fit, hungry and on their toes.

"There is a lot of competition for places now. Those boys currently in the team want to keep their place and those not in the team are hungry to replace them.

"We have 14 league games and a semi-final to come in the next two months, so we will be utilising the whole squad."

Pervical added: "The management team have the experience of being involved in numerous play-offs and so we know how to manage players. There are certain players you have to treat differently to others in order to keep them ticking over."

Manager Bobby Wilkinson and Pervical made four changes for the second half in a game the Robins totally dominated, but then with 15 minutes remaining they took two off without replacing them.

Pervical explained: "We were not showing any disrespect to our opponents. We (the management team) are here to try and put things in place for every scenario.

"There could be occasions when we are down to 10 men in a game, and we want to try things out.

"When we went with 10 and then nine, it makes those on the pitch work even harder, but they still kept the momentum going and scored goals."

This coming Saturday, the sixth-placed Robins are home to Harlow, who are 13th, and next Tuesday (7.45pm) they are away to Hanwell, currently sitting second.

In the semi-finals of the Velocity Trophy, Town will be away to Basildon United, Folkestone Invicta or Brightlingsea Regent.