BRACKNELL Town bounced back to winning form with a 6-0 thrashing of Woodley United at Larges Lane on Saturday, writes Dave Wright.

The Robins crashed 4-0 to Winchester City in the FA Cup the previous week, but restored their confidence with an impressive performance.

It could be argued that Woodley were as poor as Winchester were good, but that would be harsh on Town.

Manager Mark Tallentire felt the performance fell a little short of their friendly against Uxbridge last month that they won 10-0, but added: “I thought we were quality, although not quite as good as when we played Uxbridge here.

“That day we were unbelievably prolific in front of goal, converting all our chances.

“If we had been as good on Saturday as we were on that day, we would have got a load more goals.”

Town continually pounded away at the Woodley goal, but a combination of poor finishing, a string of excellent saves by keeper Alex Reed and stout defending kept the scoring down.

They opened their account in the 10th minute when Jamie McClurg set up Jon Bennett, who moments earlier had seen his effort blocked.

Reed continued to keep the Robins at bay before being beaten for the second time just before the half-hour mark.

It was a goal that left-back Josh Hennah won’t forget. Making his full debut, the teenager ran from inside his own half , raced past several defenders before delivering a sweet left-footer into the far corner.

Seb Bowerman was proving a constant threat to the Woodley defence, but on several occasions Town’s final ball failed to find a man.

Home keeper Chris Grace dealt with a rare shot from Josh Drew and early in the second half he saw Greg Beckett fire over the bar for a Woodley side who have yet to score a league goal this season.

George Short was denied at point-blank range by Reed shortly before Adam Cornell swept in Joe Grant’s cross to make it 3-0 on 50 minutes.

Grant added his name to the scoresheet in the 73rd minute from a Bowerman assist.

Five minutes later, Hennah’s persistence led to Bowerman making it 5-0 and eight minutes from time Bowerman added the sixth from the penalty spot after substitute Dan Roberts had been brought down by Danny Greenwood.

Woodley, who gave a debut to former Bracknell and Binfield midfielder James Suarez, must have been relieved to have left Larges Lane with just a six-goal pasting.

The red-hot Robins followed up on Monday with another big win, inflicting a 6-1 defeat on local rivals Binfield.

They fell behind to a sixth-minute goal by Gary Smith and still trailed at half-time.

However, whatever was said in the home dressing room during the break certainly had the desired effect.

Yet it needed two penalties, scored by Bowerman in the 55th and 65th minutes, to put the home side in front.

Three minutes later the Robins added a third with a magnificent 35-yard strike from McClurg past keeper Matt Hill.

There was still time for Grant to scored in the 83rd and 89th minutes before the brilliant Bowerman completed his hat-trick in the final minute, taking his goal tally to five in two games.

Bracknell now boast a 100-per-cent league record after four games, a run they will be looking to extend when they take on Abingdon United at Larges Lane on Saturday (3pm) before a trip to Highmoor Ibis on Monday (7.45pm).