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Chalfont claim bad-tempered derby win

A BAD-TEMPERED derby game ended in victory for Chalfont against nine-man Beaconsfield SYCOB.

A BAD-TEMPERED derby game ended in victory for Chalfont against nine-man Beaconsfield SYCOB.

Tensions spilled over at Mill Meadow in a night of drama and disapponting scenes both on and off the pitch.

Play was halted for several minutes after fighting broke out in the crowd with dugout disputes and some tasty tackles also souring the first-half.

The referee's report will make interesting reading for league bosses who may chose to act after the night of shame.

The game started well enough with Daniel Hicks heading Chalfont into a seventh minute lead before Rams captain Fiston Manuella saw red for two booking within the space of a minute.

Two wild tackles ended his game early and was followed by a scuffle in the crowd - during which Alan Hedley netted a second for the Saints with 20 minutes on the clock.

SYCOB's night went from bad to worse before the break when left-back Craig Carby kicked out at Hicks to receive his marching orders.

It meant the second-half was a non-event with Adam Louth making it three for the home side minutes after the restart but Beaconsfield held firm to prevent a rout.

There was relief at the final whistle that the game was over with Beaconsfield still third and Chalfont putting themselves back in the play-off picture.

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