ADAM Cornell bagged another two goals as Bracknell Town won 3-0 at Longlevens on Saturday to stay in hot pursuit of Hellenic League leaders Highworth, writes Dave Wright.

Joe Grant was also on target, with all three goals coming in the second half.

The Robins had to work extra hard to secure the three points, finding their hosts a tough nut to crack.

They started well enough and created two early good chances, but Grant was denied by keeper Ash Wintle and TJ Bohane, having rounded Wintle, fired into the side netting from an acute angle.

A couple of opportunities also fell Seb Bowerman’s way, but without managing to beat the busy Wintle.

On a chilly day in Gloucestershire, tempers warmed up with Town’s Adam Kirby and home forward Craig Martin putting their heads together to earn a booking each from the referee.

It triggered off a number of quibbles between both sides and the referee, who on one occasion stopped the game to speak to the Bracknell officials in the dug-out.

The ref further angered Town when Grant went down in the area under an Ellis Sausman challenge just before half time. Their appeals for a penalty were rejected, only earning a corner.

Bracknell came under pressure at the start of the second half, but weathered the storm and broke away to take the lead just before the hour mark.

Bohane found Grant 30 yards out and he forced his way through before beating the advancing Wintle for his 16th goal of the season.

Longlevens had a couple of half chances to equalise before the Robins doubled their lead in the 71st minute. Jamie McClurg’s free kick was flicked on by Carl Davies and Bohane cut the ball back for Cornell to fire home.

The third goal came seven minutes later. Bowerman moved in from the left and shot towards the goal with Cornell making sure.

It was his 27th goal of the season, with only Thatcham ace Shane Cooper-Clark having scored more in the Hellenic League with 34.

This coming Saturday (3pm) the Robins continue their defence of the Bluefin Sports Hellenic League Cup with a trip to in-form Ardley United, who are the Division One West leaders having won 11 of their 13 games.