A&C ap­point coach

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - MARKET PLACE -

Neale will take over from for­mer Antwerp head coach Richie Wil­liams who an­nounced he would step down for per­sonal rea­sons at the end of a sea­son which has seen A&C rel­e­gated from Na­tional 3 Lon­don and South East.

The league’s base­ment boys went down 39-15 at Chich­ester on Satur­day and are with­out a game at the week­end. nar­rowly lost their derby at home to High Wy­combe on Satur­day,

The hosts fielded a much-changed side and the young­sters and re­place­ments worked hard to hold the vis­i­tors to a close South­ern Coun­ties North game.

Wy­combe opened the scor­ing with a charge down from a kick and ran the ball over for an un­con­verted try. Bea­cons­field had the chance to re­duce the deficit but saw a penalty hit the up­right.

The hosts at­tacked again, spread­ing the ball wide and win­ning a li­ne­out in the Wy­combe 22. From the ball-in they forced an­other penalty and this time made no mis­take for 5-3. That was fol­lowed by the ball be­ing worked down the right­hand side and chipped on for a touch­down in the right-hand cor­ner for the hosts to go 8-5 in front.

Wy­combe spent time try­ing to kick out of their 22 and Bea­cons­field gave them an easy kick to the cor­ner where, from a line-out, they car­ried the ball over for 10-8.

Bea­cons­field came back with promis­ing backs play to go over the line but the try was not given and a line-out re­sulted, with the hosts putting pres­sure on Wy­combe in their 22 and forc­ing them to kick clear.

The home side at­tacked yet again in the vis­i­tors’ 22 with a line-out. This time for­ward Sean Mor­gan pow­ered over to give his side a 13-10 lead. Again Wy­combe re­cov­ered and with the ball up­field scored an­other try to get their noses in front 15-13.

Hopes of an­other turn­around were kept alive when Wy­combe missed a penalty but Bea­cons­field could not find a way through as their neigh­bours fi­nally held firm. Bea­cons­field are with­out a game at the week­end.

Drifters boosted their hopes of catch­ing Berks, Bucks & Oxon Premier lead­ers Swin­don Col­lege Old Boys with a thump­ing 55-3 derby win at

With seven matches to play, Drifters trail the lead­ers by 11 points.

Both sides have a blank week­end to watch the Six Na­tions fi­nale.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.