Beaconsfield Town rose to second in the Evo-Stik League South thanks to two brilliant home victories in three days against their promotion rivals.

Three fine strikes by Aaron Minhas ensured that The Rams finally saw off a determined Cambridge City side 3-2 on Saturday.

The second half was only six minutes old when a long clearance by Ravan Constable was misjudged by the City defence. Minhas was on it in a flash, controlled and then poked the ball past Bannister

The Rams then fell 2-1 behind but were level on 83 minutes as a first time cross by Scott Cousins was met by a clean powerful volley from Minhas to give Bannister no chance.

Three minutes later a Cousins cross was punched clear by Bannister but fell to Minhas who again volleyed home to put Beaconsfield in front and though their was an agonizing five minutes of added time The Rams defence stood strong to repel a tiring City.

On Monday, Town beat Moneyfield 1-0 with a narrow but deserved victory in their first ever meeting.

Bajrham Pashaj was the hero with a volley which flew past Steven Mowthorpe in the visitors goal to put the home side in front. The Rams might have extended their lead before half time but saw an effort cleared off the line on 37 minutes and then a minute later Alex Cathline put a header wide when well placed.

The visitors Joseph Briggs saw an effort comfortably saved by Ravan Constable on 57 whilst Minhas shot over on 81 minutes after he was well set up by Pashaj.

Town face Bedford on Saturday at Holloways Park (kick off 3pm).