Another Super Saturday at BRFC
By Chris Summers
BRFC 36 - ARFC 7
Beaconsfield welcomed a strong Aylesbury side, in what is always a fiercely contested local derby. Aylesbury are coached by ex-Wasp Jon Lambden, who has coached at Saracens and, more recently, Beaconsfield.
Beaconsfield’s pack were clearly seriously up for the game, and dominated the early exchanges. In the first five minutes a catch and drive from a lineout deep in the Aylesbury 22 lead to a try for returning Hungarian international number 8 Andrew Zairsky. Scrum half Aled Jones converted to make it 7 – 0.
The tone was set, and the home pack were hungry for more. Following intelligent kicking by the half-backs, another catch and drive soon lead to a second try for the forwards, with evergreen club stalwart prop Kwong Lin [Beaconsfield’s other international on the pitch] claiming the glory. The conversion took the score to 14 – 0.
Welsh wizard Aled Jones had arrived with his kicking boots on, and slotted a penalty just before half time to make the score 17 – 0.
Aylesbury rallied after the break, dominating territory and possession initially, but, demonstrating the width and ambition with which Beaconsfield are now playing, following a turnover deep in their own 22, prolific winger Dan Cady ran the length of the pitch to add to his season’s impressive try tally.
22 – 0.
Beaconsfield fly half Matt Brown, who also had an excellent game leading the Beaconsfield defence, was next on the score sheet, using his considerable bulk to crash over from short range following a series of rucks and mauls on the Aylesbury line.
Aled Lewis converted again : 29 – 0.
Aylesbury rallied again, and their applied pressure, combined with some fleetingly poor discipline from the home side in their own 22, saw Aylesbury tap and go quickly, James Woodfall scoring under posts. Try converted by club captain Adam Moore.
29 – 7.
With the light dimming and the ground hardening, and the game nearly over, Beaconsfield enjoyed a string of scrums on the visitors’ try line, but Aylesbury defended manfully, denying the green and gold forward tsunami. Beaconsfield then span the ball wide one last time, winger Ryan Morgan scoring the bonus point try on the left to close the game. [Converted by Aled Jones.]
Final score 36 – 7.
An excellent team performance, with forward try scorers Andy Zairsky and Kwong Lin sharing Man of the Match honours. Beaconsfield are now played 9, won 8, and look forward to the top of the table clash with unbeaten Buckingham in a fortnight.