JEFF Lamb has been appointed the new manager of Bracknell Town. The former Ascot United team boss replaces Mark Tallentire, who left the Robins earlier this week, writes Dave Wright.

Chairman Kayne Steinborn-Busse is looking to Lamb to strengthen the squad following successive defeats in the past week - 3-0 at Thatcham last Saturday and 2-0 at Ascot on Tuesday.

Previously, Town had gone eight Hellenic League games without defeat and, so to the outside world, Tallentire's sudden departure came as a surprise.

Last season, he led the Robins to a second-place finish in the Premier Division and to three cup-final victories, making him the most successful manager in the club's modern history.

However, this season there have been rumblings of discontent between Tallentire and Steinborn-Busse, mainly concerning team matters, and the chairman decided the manager's time was up when the lack-lustre Robins were outplayed by Thatcham.

Speaking after the game, Tallentire said he would be looking for a reaction from the players at Ascot, but he left on Monday and, though there was a big improvement in their performance, Town were unable to stop the Yellamen securing only their second league win of the season.

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Former boss Mark Tallentire left Bracknell Town by 'mutual consent' on Monday.

It just wasn't Bracknell's night, with the usually-reliable Seb Bowerman having a first-half penalty saved by keeper Lee Allen, Joe Gater being sent off on 40 minutes and then losing the game in the final 15 minutes.

This was the centre-back's second red card of the season and he now faces a three-match ban.

Even with 10 men, Bracknell had chances of winning, but they were unable to break through a defence that included new signing George Lock, who has been with both Bracknell and Binfield.

It was another new boy, Cameron Gyeabour, who won the game for the Yellamen.

The former Walton & Hersham striker broke the deadlock in the 78th minute when smartly turning home a right-wing cross from substitute Aaron Ross and six minutes from time Gyeabour made it 2-0 with a shot that slipped through keeper Chris Grace's hands and rolled over the line.

In between those goals, Ascot were reduced to 10 men with skipper Rob Lazarczuk being sent off for a challenge on Bowerman.

Delighted United manager Neil Richards, who took over from Lamb when he left at his own request in January, said: “I am very confident that if we can put this team out every week we are capable of pushing up into the top half of the table."

Following this win, Ascot move up above Woodley, who also had a change of manager this week, to fourth from bottom of the table and these two sides meet at The Racecourse Ground this Saturday.

Bracknell face two games with Oxford City Nomads, at home on Saturday (3pm) and away next Tuesday (7.45pm).

Binfield, who drew 1-1 with Wantage on Monday, make a Saturday visit (3pm) to an Abingdon United side that crashed 8-1 at home to Thatcham on Tuesday, while Wokingham & Emmbrook will be looking to follow up their 2-1 win over Milton United when they host local rivals Sandhurst at Lowther Road with both sides occupying a top-five place in Division 1 East.