Beaconsfield fail to build on opening day win
BEACONSFIELD were unable to follow up their opening day win over Winborn with another victory as they lost 38-19 at home to Banbury.
Banbury narrowly missed out on promotion last season and started strongly with the game’s opening try for a 7-0 lead.
Beaconsfield then missed a long range penalty, but some great team play took them to within metres of Banbury’s try line and forced another penalty, which they convert- ed to get on the scoreboard. The hosts then took the lead after a nice piece of individual play by James Lambert saw him step out of the tackle and ran over for a try which Aled Lewis converted. Lewis then converted two penalties to extend Beaconsfield’s lead to 16-7.
However, Banbury came back with a try on the right wing, but Lewis scored another penalty as Beaconsfield led 19-14 at half time.
Banbury scored a penalty soon after the restart, then upped the pace of the game and went over in the corner to take the lead.
They repeated the same move and created an eightpoint lead for themselves and then powered over again for 33-19.
Beaconsfield pushed Banbury back into their 22, but the visitors had the pace to deliver one final try to seal their 38-19 win.