MARLOW 0 BEACONSFIELD TOWN FC 0
It's not often you see a 0 next to Beaconsfield's name on the results page - this reasonably entertaining game, however, was the first time The Rams have failed to score since mid October!
A revamped Beaconsfield line up - Komal Llewellyn-Reid moving to a more central defensive position, the Harry's Tucker and Mepham taking on the right and left back roles, Aaron Berry getting a rare start up front and Ryan's Hill and Haugh plus Callum Bunting all missing - gave as good as they got against high flying Marlow and were well deserving of their point.
In fact it may well have been three points had the officials not incorrectly ruled that a Harry Tucker strike on eight minutes hadn't crossed the line. It had and by some margin but as they don't have the benefit of goal line technology (!) a goal was not given.
Ex-Ram Nathan Poulton went close for the home side on 31 minutes but his header-cum-shoulder was well parried by Sam Bunting and generally the first 45 saw both sides cancelling each other out.
The second period saw a Charlie Losasso cross on 48 minutes pick out Jack McKnight but his header went just over. Marlow's Chris Ovenden then forced a save out of Sam on 52 minutes and four minutes later it was the turn of Chid Onokwai to be denied by The Rams No.1 who had an excellent game.
On 63 minutes a fine Rams move ended with a turn and shot by Charlie Losasso that went inches wide of Simon Grant's goal and five minutes later a Losasso free kick also went very close to breaking the deadlock. All in all though the two teams were evenly matched and despite a late Marlow shout for a penalty a draw was a fair result.
Beaconsfield, Guri Demuria in particular, knew they had been in a tough game and they more then held their own against a side currently sitting third in the table. A clean sheet is a welcome sight, just need to knock a few in at the other end again and they'll be chasing their hosts up the table.
Come On You Rams!
1. Sam Bunting
2. Harry Tucker
3. Harry Mepham
4. Jack McKnight
5. Komal Llewellyn-Reid
6. Guri Demuria
7. Jack Lyons
8. Aaron Minhas (Captain)
9. Aaron Berry
10. Charlie Losasso
11. Ollie Jones (Sub: Spencer Maw, 45)
Subs Not Used:
14. Callum Mapley
15. Jamie Mitchell
Updated 12:43 - 5 Feb 2017 by Daryl Smith