Bracknell Town Football Club have been crowned champions of the Isthmian League’s South Central Division.

They had been looking the likely winners for several months as they opened up an ever-increasing points lead over the rest of the teams.

The Robins’ 4-0 win away to Ashford Town last Saturday (March 19th) left them 21 points ahead of second-placed Chertsey with six games left to play.

It was their 27th win in 30 games, having also drawn one and lost two. In the process, they conceded only 10 goals, the lowest number at their level of football in the entire country.

All their goals on Saturday came in the first half from Temi Eweka, Dave Tarpey, Aaron McLeish-White and leading scorer Seb Bowerman, who took his tally to 24, the highest in the South Central Division.

Winning the title made it an even more memorable day for manager Bobby Wilkinson as he was celebrating his 45th birthday.

“It’s one birthday I will never forget,” he beamed.

Around 100 fans and club officials were at the game and they were well prepared, with a box of champagne, T-shirts embossed with league winners, and a large Champions banner.

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Above: Manager Bobby Wilkinson leads the celebrations after Bracknell Town had clinched the league title on the same day as his 45th birthday. 

Bracknell will now be promoted in the non-league pyramid, probably to the Southern League’s Premier South Division, as ambitious chairman Kayne Steinborn-Busse realises his dream of bringing the best football possible to the area.

Full report and photo of the club’s title success in the News on Wednesday.