Return to winning ways
ONE NORTH Beaconsfield Wallingford BEACONSFIELD returned to winning ways with a comprehensive demolition of Wallingford to get their season off the ground at Old Oak Meadow on Saturday.
The hosts showed their intent from the start with Nick Tappin going over in the right hand corner after only two minutes with the conversion kicked by Ross Richie.
Wallingford came back strongly to reduce the deficit with a penalty but Beaconsfield countered with one of their own in front of the posts that Richie eased over.
The forwards then carried the ball into Wallingford's 22 with Jason Caldwell getting on the scoresheet to the left of the posts with Richie again supplying the conversion.
Andy Brody followed this by breaking from the scrum on the left after a good push and went over giving his team a 22-3 half-time lead.
Joel Bostock added his name to the scoresheet in the second half with Richie adding the extras.
It was all Beaconsfield now and another powerful break ended with the ball being pushed out to the right where Brody claimed his second try. Wallingford battled hard and managed to get back on the scoreboard with a converted score, ut it was Beaconsfield who had the last word, Chris Creak finally going over. Beaconsfield travel to Alchester on Saturday. In the same division, Drifters made it two from two with an 18-12 victory over Royal Wootton Bassett and the Farnham Common side travel this weekend to Stow-on-the-Wold.
Meanwhile, Chesham went down to their second straight defeat in the Berks, Bucks & Oxon Premiership as they lost 35-7 to Swindon College Old Boys and they will be aiming for their first win at Abingdon this weekend. 39 10