The Robins made it seven wins in nine games under manager Keith Pennicott-Bowen following a fabulous contest at Larges Lane, with Whiting’s late strike capping a fine individual performance.

After a somewhat tepid start, Bracknell opened the scoring in the 17th minute, with Jordan Rownland’s free-kick headed back across goal by Andre Kelly and nodded home from just a yard out by Shane Cooper-Clark.

The goal was the striker’s 25th of the league campaign, and 27th in all competitions, and he continued to prove a nuisance to Thatcham.

However the visitors were not behind for long, and they equalised in the 24th minute when Yash Romeo headed home from a corner which Bracknell failed to defend.

Robins’ Jake White was booked for dissent shortly after and the Kingfishers continued to have the better of play throughout the remainder of the first half, with Bracknell goalkeeper Garry Aulsberry having to make a brace of saves from two long-range Stuart Parker efforts .

And Thatcham took a deserved lead just before half-time when a swift counter-attack led to Romeo coolly slotting home from eight yards out.

However the Robins began the second half strongly and levelled matters when Martin Bradshaw hit the target from 12 yards out after fine play from Michael Watson and a delightful through ball from Cooper-Clark.

In an absorbing contest, Bracknell brought on Harry Stevens and Khalid Senussi for Harry Brown and Kennie Chamberlain midway through the second period, and midfielder Stevens was harshly booked shortly after entering proceedings when his sliding tackle was ruled to have been mistimed.

Another free-kick conceded by the hosts allowed Thatcham to go back in front, as Rob Gerrard’s magnificent 25-yard effort curled into the top left-hand corner leaving Aulsberry with no chance of keeping it out.

James King replaced Cooper-Clark, who suffered a dead leg, and Bracknell’s brave performance saw them equalise with 10 minutes remaining when Whiting collected a fine pass from Bradshaw and slotted past Aaron Watkins in the Thatcham goal.

And in a stunning climax, the midfielder secured all three points when he calmly chipped the Kingfishers’ goalkeeper in the final minute to help the Robins climb to sixth in the table and send their fans home happy.

Bracknell host Highmoor Ibis in the Bluefin Sport Supplementary Challenge Cup first round on Saturday (3pm ko), before returning to league action at home to Oxford City Nomads on Saturday, December 20.

• THE Robins have announced a shortlist of three players for their November Player of the Month award.

Goalkeeper Aulsberry has been chosen by Pennicott-Bowen having been in tremendous form, while Whiting is also named having scored three goals in six games during November.

The list is rounded off by White, who has scored two goals - including the late winner at Ardley United - despite playing at full back.

Fans can vote for their winner by visiting the club website -