Bea­cons­field keep alive slim chance of win­ning pro­mo­tion

Coach Tat­ter­sall plays down the chances of go­ing up, de­spite derby vic­tory over strug­gling Drifters

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Tries from Andy Gal­li­gan and Jonny Sobczyk, plus a penalty and con­ver­sion by Dan Wil­son and an­other con­ver­sion from Ross Ritchie, gave Bea­cons­field the edge over the South­ern Coun­ties North strug­glers Drifters, whose points came cour­tesy of a try for winger Sam Hawkridge and a penalty for fly-half Alex Cannon.

Hav­ing lost a tight en­counter at Buckingham seven days ear­lier to some lapses in de­ci­sion-mak­ing, Tat­ter­sall was pleased a more or­gan­ised and de­fen­sively ag­gres­sive per­for­mance saw his side come out on the right end of an­other close scrap.

“We were de­lighted to get the win in atro­cious con­di­tions that made it dif­fi­cult for both sides to play any open run­ning rugby.

“Drifters are a good side who al­ways raise their game against us, as ev­i­denced by the re­sults in both matches this sea­son.

“We were in­cred­i­bly dis­ap­pointed in our game man­age­ment dur­ing our loss to Buckingham and the num­ber of un­forced er­rors that we made.

“So it was pleas­ing to see more struc­ture and shape to our game and an in­crease in de­fen­sive pres­sure and in­ten­sity, which led to turnovers be­ing se­cured at crit­i­cal times of the game.

“We were pushed very hard for the full 80 min­utes and in the con­di­tions it was a case of just try­ing to look af­ter the ball and play some phases in or­der to try and get points.”

Bea­cons­field (green/yel­low) in ac­tion against Drifters

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