Beaconsfield keep alive slim chance of winning promotion
Coach Tattersall plays down the chances of going up, despite derby victory over struggling Drifters
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