Tat­ter­sall – ‘Bea­cons­field are not good enough to go up yet’

Head coach ad­mit­ted de­feat in pro­mo­tion bid fol­low­ing loss in derby

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Buckingham and drop to fourth place in South­ern Coun­ties North.

With lead­ers Read­ing Abbey blaz­ing a trail to the ti­tle, the race is on for the sin­gle play-off place up for grabs in se­cond, where Ayles­bury have nine points on Bea­cons­field.

Tat­ter­sall said: “We’re not good enough at the mo­ment to go up, which is un­der­lined by our league po­si­tion. We were al­ways out­siders, but we’re de­vel­op­ing for next year, and a top four fin­ish would be a good re­turn.

“Against Mar­low we had pe­ri­ods of sus­tained pres­sure but couldn’t turn it into points. It’s a dou­ble swing, as they were buzzing from their de­fen­sive work and we strug­gled to get in be­hind them.

“That’s what killed us, but we will come back bet­ter. We also had a big ad­van­tage at the set piece but didn’t take it, which was naïve on our part.”

Bea­cons­field had taken the lead through a Drew Labri try, but two penal­ties gave Mar­low a nar­row half time lead, which they ex­tended with two tries af­ter the break.

The vis­i­tors looked to have missed their chance for a come­back when Ken Ka­vanagh was held up over the line, but Ka­vanagh made sure with his next ef­fort, with Dan Wil­son con­vert­ing, but it was too lit­tle too late.

Next up for Bea­cons­field, af­ter a blank week­end com­ing up, is what Tat­ter­sall de­scribed as a ‘huge test’ – a home game against cham­pi­ons-elect Read­ing Abbey.

They then see their sea­son out against three teams bat­tling rel­e­ga­tion and so could do neigh­bours Drifters, who are also fight­ing the drop, a big favour.

Mean­while, the club are urg­ing sup­port­ers and mem­bers to write to South Bucks District Coun­cil re­gard­ing their 30 year de­vel­op­ment plan, which may in­volve houses be­ing built on land used by the club at their ground, in Wind­sor End Road.

Com­ments can be emailed to plan­ning­pol­icy@chiltern.gov.uk, with an on­line re­sponse form at http:// www.chiltern.gov.uk/plan­ning/ lo­calplan2014-2036/re­spon­se­form, but must be re­ceived by 5pm on Mon­day.

Bea­cons­field RFC (green and yel­low)

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