An unfortunate weekend on the pitch for the seniors, The ones traveled down to Wimborne in Dorset where we started our campaign in this league with a win last season.
Wimborne are a very hospitable club, with lots of friendly banter going on at the pre match lunch before kick off. Very sadly, about 3 minutes into the match, Sean Morgan, our fantastic Captain, sustained a really bad ankle injury that resulted in a 35 minute delay whilst to the match. The ambulance arrived within 5 minutes and the paramedics along with further paramedics within the crowd, did a superb job of looking after Sean, before taking him to Poole Hospital. Sean has since had major surgery on his ankle which is the end of his season. Any of you that have watched the first team over the last few years will appreciate that Sean is a Captain that leads from the front, pulling the team along with him. He will be sorely missed on and off the pitch this season, and our very best wished go out to him and hope to see him on the touchline as soon as possible.
Following Seans departure, the match resumed. Our young forward pack, again attacked a much bigger scrum, completely dominating the opposition. Unfortunately, the same could not be said of the line outs, the majority of which we lost, denying our backs the level of possession they needed. With the ball in hand, we looked sharp, but without it, the tackling was not up at its usual standard and we went on to lose 31-17, in a game, that without the delays and a little bit more possession, we could have won. Wimborne return to us on 21st December, where I anticipate a different outcome.
The second team were away at Reading Abbey, always a very touch match. With a try disallowed for Tom Curtis in the final act of the game, Reading Abbey won 18-15. There were many positives, the main one being the huge number of recent colts playing in the top 2 sides. This is a clear demonstration of just how well we are doing as a club.
Sunday saw another successful turn out for our girls side, which is fantastic to see. Please pass the word to any sisters, daughters, cousins etc. as this is a great opportunity to come down and have some fun.
Next Week the 1's are at home to Banbury, always one of the toughest matches of the season. It helps the players tremendously to have a large and vociferous crowd on the touchline, so why not come and join us to make some noise and support the boys. As with every first team home game, there will be a pre-match lunch. where for a mere £20, you will enjoy a 2 course dinner with wine, fine banter and top class game of rugby. Please contact our President Mike Wood by email on firstname.lastname@example.org before Wednesday evening to book your place.
The seconds are at home to Newbury, so plenty of rugby to watch!
Lastly and by no means leastly, a message from Laurence Sargent, Chairman of the Ball Committee.
Dear BRFC Club Member,
We are delighted to announce that the most anticipated event in the Beaconsfield social calendar, the BRFC Summer Ball, will back on Saturday, 13th June 2020, to raise funds in aid of the continued development of the club.
BRFC Summer Ball 2020
Date: 13th June 2016
Location: Beaconsfield Rugby Club
Price: £95.00 per ticket
Tables will be set aside for each age group and for the senior teams so please contact your age group/team managers if you would like to join an age group table.
Tickets for tables of 10 will go on general sale on Monday, 13th January 2020. Details to follow.
Note: Please do not submit any request before Monday, 13th January 2020.
As a club we rely on the kind generosity of club members and local businesses. If you, or anyone you know, is able to provide a prize for the main auction, raffle or silent auction please contact Laurence Sargent at email@example.com with details.
That's all for now, have a great week and see you on Saturday.