Home side slip in derby


Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - SPORT -

Bea­cons­field Ayles­bury A DERBY de­feat to league lead­ers Ayles­bury left Bea­cons­field to rue a se­ries of missed op­por­tu­ni­ties on Satur­day.

An early ex­change of penal­ties, Callum Wilkin­son kick­ing Bea­cons­field’s, saw Ayles­bury lead 6-3, but Andy Brodie grabbed the game’s open­ing try for the hosts, although the con­ver­sion was missed.

Wilkin­son and Gerry Goss then both got within sight of the line, but in­stead Ayles­bury broke and took the lead with a con­verted try.

Go­ing into the last 15 min­utes, Ayles­bury scored again with what proved to be the game’s cru­cial try, and after Wilkin­son missed a penalty, he did close the gap with a con­ver­sion after Bea­cons­field were awarded a penalty try, but it proved to be the fi­nal move of the match.

The de­feat al­lowed neigh­bours Drifters to move above Bea­cons­field in the ta­ble fol­low­ing their 27-12 win over Walling­ford.

Olly Ash­ton was the main man for Drifters, scor­ing a try and kick­ing four penal­ties for a per­sonal haul of 17 points, while Rob Wills and An­drew Mil­ton also crossed the try­line for the Farn­ham Common side.

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