Bea­cons­field draw af­ter op­po­nents Chip away

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AF­TER lead­ing for the first half, Bea­cons­field al­lowed hosts Chip­pen­ham back into the game to end up with a 26-26 draw in the South West 1 East clash.

Be­gin­ning strongly Chip­pen­ham tried to keep the vis­i­tors in their own half, but Bea­cons­field were not hav­ing any of that and quickly opened the scor­ing through a penalty from Aled Lewis in Chip­pen­ham's 22. Chip­pen­ham knew they had to re­spond and quickly put their winger over on the left for a try 5-3.

Next they used their big for­wards and forced the ball over on the right for a sec­ond try 12-3. True to char­ac­ter, Bea­cons­field re­sponded straight back into the home side's 22 and Ryan at went over for a try to make it 12-10 with Lewis's con­ver­sion.

They then quickly re­gained the lead with an­other penalty in the 22, Lewis's boot in­creas­ing the score to 13-12. This was re­peated just be­fore half time as they went ahead 16-12.

In the sec­ond half, an­other at­tack saw both Ryan Mor­gan and winger Dru Labri work­ing the ball down the left side with even­tu­ally Ryan go­ing over for an­other con­verted try to make it 23-12.

Chip­pen­ham knew they had to re- spond and straight away scored on the right for 23-19.

Lewis took his last penalty and in­creased the lead to 26-19, mean­ing that Chip­pen­ham needed a con­verted try to draw the game.

Chip­pen­ham pushed back des­per­ate to get some­thing from the game and af­ter a long pe­riod of sus­tained pres­sure and phases man­aged to get over the line to equal the score 26-26.

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