Second-half surge keeps Beaconsfield heads above water

Alex Mair

Alex Mair

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TWO wins in a row have lifted Beaconsfield RFC off their deathbed and they will get up and walk out of emergency room if they win two of their next two London 1 North matches.

Just a fortnight ago they looked odds on for relegation, but a win over Chingford followed by Saturday’s come-from-behind 20-13 victory over Romford and Gidea Park has given them real belief.

Head coach Allan Greene said: “If we get two wins in our next three matches we’d be very confident of not going down.

“We’d have won four out of six then and the teams around us would have to play really well to beat us.”

Beaconsfield took an early lead against Romford when Alex Mair went over, but by the break they were 13-5 down and facing disaster.

Greene said: “We played really well in the second and couldn’t have asked for much more.

“We were very clinical and took our chances to score 15 unanswered points.”

Alex Cannon and Andy Zair both went over, but it was the pack which under-pinned the win.

Greene said: “Our forwards are really holding their own now.

“We won three scrums against the head and nicked half their line-outs and if you know that’s functioning you can get out of trouble as well as what it gives you in attack.”

They will need to carry that form forward though next weekend, when they go to Basildon, the team directly below them in London 1 North.

Greene said: “It’s going to be a real scrap. They play ten-man rugby and have got a boggy pitch to suit that. It’s a real eight-pointer.”

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