High Wycombe slumped to a 17-10 loss to rivals Aylesbury in the Southern Counties North Division.

Wycombe threatened first when a knock-on gave the away team a scrum on the ten metre line. Some excellent continuity from the forwards and backs took play into the twenty-two and a break from Matt Wardle seemed certain to result in a try, but a last ditch tackle prevented the try.

Aylesbury took the lead after several carries saw the forwards over to score with the try converted for a 7-0 lead.

Wycombe were struggling to find the form of the previous two weeks and an accurate throw enabled the home team to form an impressive maul which Wycombe had no answer too and went over to score.

The visitors fought back when Toby Lane threw a long pass out to Ollie Wells who powered his way over to score, kick missed 12-5.

A mistake from Wycombe at the start of the second half presented the home team with a scrum. With possession secured an accurate kick turned the Wycombe defence and a poor clearance was snaffled by the Aylesbury winger who made a break into the Wycombe twenty-two. He offloaded well and after some strong carries Aylesbury went over to score, 17-5.

Unforced errors weren’t helping Wycombe’s cause but strong work over the ball from Mike Fradgley gained the away team a penalty. Looking to up the tempo, Lane went quickly and threw an accurate pass to James Outten which put him in space, he drew the last defender and timed his pass to perfection to send Jake Banton over to score, kick missed 17-10. Wycombe were now playing with more freedom and an excellent backs move from inside their twenty-two took play close to the Aylesbury line but the last pass couldn’t be taken, and Aylesbury cleared. With ten minutes remaining Wycombe were awarded a penalty for Aylesbury not rolling away and Matt Wardle kicked the penalty close to the line. Although Wycombe secured the lineout the rolling maul was held up by Aylesbury and this was the last chance Wycombe had before the final whistle blew.

High Wycombe now face Bicester at home on Saturday (kick off 2pm).