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Beaconsfield ease London 1 North relegation worries
ALL good things come to those who wait and finally, after five months and 17 games, Beaconsfield RFC have a home win in London One North to celebrate.
It came against Chingford and it came just in time.
The team are in the throes of a desperate relegation scrap but Saturday’s 19-12 win could just be the spark to save them.
Coach Allan Greene said: “The changing room was buoyant afterwards. It was like we’d just won the cup final.
“All the boys were singing and I don’t think Chingford knew what had hit them.
“But they have deserved their moment on euphoria.”
Beaconsfield raced into a 19-0 interval lead with tries from Dom Jones, Don Wilson and Stuart Robertson all going over.
Chingford’s heavier pack flexed their muscles after the interval and got one try back, but their second score didn’t come until five minutes before the end and Beaconsfield held out with relative ease.
Greene said: “We got a couple of monkeys off our back. It was our first home win, which is unbelievable as it’s February, and it was also the first close game we’ve won.
“We’ve lost seven games by seven points or less and we haven’t deserved to lose them all.”
But after taking such a commading first-half lead, there must have been a few jitters that lightning would strike for an eighth time.
Greene said: “They had a big pack so we couldn’t just stick it up our jumpers. We had to continue playing.
“They targeted our scrum and line out and did wear us done, but they didn’t have the game to go through us and I felt confident we could hold on.
“The end result was crucial, but fair.”
On Saturday Beaconsfield will hope to continue their recovery against a Romford side that have blown hot and cold all season.
Greene said: “They’re a Jekyll and Hyde team but we have to fight fire with fire.
“There are a lot of games still to be played, we’ve still got to play the bottom two sides and we believe we can get something from Diss and Luton.
“We’re still confident we can stay up.”
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