Late penalty breaks Beaconsfield hearts
THERE was late heartache for Beaconsfield in last Saturday’s Southern Counties North derby at Milton Keynes when they lost to a penalty given away in the dying moments of the game.
Dan Wilson put in Robbie Waldron for the opening try for Beaconsfield, which he converted himself, but a missed penalty proved crucial as MK stormed back to take the lead with two tries, one of which was converted.
The Beaconsfield pack then drove over tight head prop Kwong Lin for a try which levelled the scores and, after a turn over ball allowed MK in a try which restored their lead, Beaconsfield responded immediately with a move in the MK 22, which resulted in Callum Wilkinson storming over to again equal the scores at 17-17.
However, with the final whistle just moments away, MK were awarded a penalty opportunity on the edge of the 22 which they took to snatch the win 20-17.
In the same division, there was also a derby defeat for Drifters, as the Farnham Common side went down 31-0 at High Wycombe, while Chesham picked up a third Berks, Bucks & Oxon Premier win of the season with a 30-8 victory at Phoenix.
DEFEAT: Callum Wilkinson in action for Beaconsfield against Milton Keynes