Yesterday was the big one and I guess that by the very fact you are reading this, you were well aware of the fact that if the first XV won against Buckingham, we would be top of the league and unbeatable, hence Champions of Southern Counties North!
With the fantastic Coaches, Management and Players that we have, confidence was high, but that didn't mean there were no nerves!
The day started (for the supporters), with a lunch. 104 people attended which I believe to be a record so huge thanks to all those that came and made it such a special event, in particular the Ladies who formed at least 25% of the diners.
That would have been a decent crowd in its own right, but then around another 3-400 people turned up to cheer on this very special squad against a tough and determined team from Buckingham. You could visibly see the players grow a couple of inches and get stronger ad faster as the volume of support grew as they came out onto the pitch.
The sun was almost out, the pitch looked fantastic and the crowd was in good voice, all it needed was a great game of rugby and as ever, that is exactly what we got. The first 15 or so minutes Buckingham really played hard and appeared to dominate, but then Beaconsfield seemed to step up a couple of gears, dominated every scrum and gave the backs excellent ball to play with. It is no coincidence that the majority of the tries came through superb move in the three quarters following the hard work of the pack.
The final result was 46-15, a bonus point win and officially League Champions, well done to everyone concerned, the DoR, the Coaches, the Management, the Physios, the Groundsman, the Players, the Supporters and every member of BRFC that has put in such great efforts to make this happen and create such a brilliant atmosphere. Onwards and upwards!
This was not the only game involving BRFC yesterday, the 2nds had travelled to Witney which has never been an easy place to go and win. The 2nds have had a mixed season, but have really found their form over the last few weeks and yesterday, they came away with a 58-0 win, which is an absolutely outstanding result by anyone's standards. On the day then, BRFC 100 - Others 15, not a bad day at the office!
The season is still not completely done and there are a couple of matches left with the 1's away at Drifters next week and capping the season with a home match against Gosford All Blacks on the 14th April.
It would be fantastic to take a crowd to Drifters next Saturday and drown out the home support, it is only about 10 minutes away, so I hope to see you all there.
What a season, I hope everyone has enjoyed it!
Updated 13:02 - 23 Apr 2018 by Chris Summers