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Depleted Beaconsfield hold on to championship

BEACONSFIELD Rugby Club’s U15s were missing 12 of their regulars but still pulled off a staggering win to retain their title as county champions.

BEACONSFIELD Rugby Club’s U15s were missing 12 of their regulars but still pulled off a staggering win to retain their title as county champions.

Tom Summers, Rory Seekins, Jack Hocking and Dennis McGee bagged tries in the 26-12 victory over Marlow last week, with Matt Ashfield adding three conversions.

The squad was hit hard by the success of the High Wycombe RGS side.

They are soon to play in the National Schools final at Twickenham and as a result 12 of the players who had played in previous rounds were unavailable for the final.

Beaconsfield had only 22 players available and they went into the game a little on the back foot, with several players having to play out of position.

Many of those players who were not able to play came along to support and cheer their team mates along.

The first half was a tight affair, with Marlow forwards attempting to dominate and Beaconsfield just edging it 12-7 by looking to play some rugby with width and skill.

At the start of the second half, Beaconsfield lost their scrum half and captain Tom Summers to a knee injury but once again the team pulled through and started to run the Marlow team around the field.

Despite an early forward try for Marlow to level the scores, Beaconsfield countered with intensity and their pressure paid off and with good tactical kicking, passing and offloads. They won the try count 4-2.

 

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