A&C appoint coach
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.