Minhas magic settles it
Tre Mitford had half a chance for the Rams on 19 minutes whilst Ryan Towner, for the visitors, put a shot just wide on 34 minutes. The best chance of a goalless first half fell to Mitford on 35 minutes but his first effort was thwarted by City keeper Charlie Bannister and his follow-up rolled agonisingly across goal.
The second half was only six minutes old when a long clearance by Town keeper Ravan Constable was misjudged by the City defence and Minhas was on it in a flash to fire past Bannister.
The lead was short lived though as, on 56 minutes, City leading scorer Ryan Sharman beat Constable to a through-ball and fired home.
City ramped up the pressure with lots of possession, the hosts finding it hard to get time on the ball. Though Wes Daly and Mitford fired wide the visitors scored on 78 minutes when hesitancy in the Rams defence allowed James Hall to nip in.
A fine save by Constable on 82 minutes kept out City and a minute later The Rams were level, as a first-time cross by Scott Cousins was met by a clean, powerful volley from Minhas to give Bannister no chance.
Three minutes later a Cousins cross was punched clear by Bannister but fell to Minhas who again volleyed home to put Beaconsfield in front and though there was a nailbiting five minutes of added time, the Rams defence stood strong to repel a tiring City.
It added up to not only a great result for The Rams but a great team performance.
Doing the double over one of the league’s biggest clubs keeps the Rams well positioned.