THIS season is turning into a tale of woe for Beaconsfield RFC.
They are in real danger of ending their first tilt at Level 6 with a relegation and if they do go down they’ll kick themselves for months.
Saturday’s 15-14 loss was their 13th in 15 league games.
That sounds damning, but seven of those losses have been by less than five points and had they won just two of them they’d be comfortable.
Head coach Allan Greene said: “We’ve had three good beatings by the top clubs but all the other games could have gone either way.
“On Saturday we had eight good chances and took one of them and they had four and took two.
“Then in the last play of the game we had a three on two and dropped the ball. I think it might be getting to us now.”
The problem is that potential doesn’t equal points. Sport is riddled with hard-luck stories and no one other than Beaconsfield themselves can prevent them joining the list.
Greene said: “Time is running out. We’ve got a hard game at Brentwood on Saturday and then we’ve got Eton Manor, who are second.
“There are three must-win games between now and the end of the season but you need to be winning your home games and we’ve not won a single home game all season.
“On Saturday the players were distraught. They gave everything for the club and the badge and sunk to the ground afterwards. They couldn’t believe it.
“It was a very sombre dressing room after the game and that’s the first time it’s been like that.
“But we need to take the positives out of it and keep going.”
Johnny Hughes scored their only try after a minute, but it was a steady decline for Beaconsfield after that with a broken hand for influential number eight Callum Wilkinson capping another afternoon of ifs and maybes.