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Six bookings, three sending’s off and three penalties suggest that this was a feisty encounter but that was far from the case at a sun drenched Holloways Park as nine man Hayes & Yeading made off with the points.
A frantic start saw The Rams Jordan Ajanlekoko dismissed on six minutes for handball. The East Division’s leading scorer Many Duku stepped up top take the penalty but saw it well saved by Brendan Hazlett in the Beaconsfield goal.
The ten man Rams regrouped and more than matched their visitors in terms of possession and chances created, Wes Daly seeing a 13th minute saved by Zaki Oualah whilst Duku and Sahr Kabba went close with chances for Hayes.
The second period also began in explosive fashion as within sixty seconds of the restart Hayes Captain Tom Smith pulled Kezie Ibe back as he bore down on goal. Smith was dismissed and Baj Pashaj stepped up to take the penalty but saw it smash against the bar.
The now ten a-side game saw both sides put in a lot of effort but neither created many chances to bother keepers Hazlett or Oualah. On 75 minutes, however, Hayes were reduced to nine men as Ola Olajubu was given a second yellow for handball. The Rams pushed on to find the break through goal, Lee Barney seeing an effort well blocked at the last by the visiting defence.
On 82 minutes, Hayes broke away with Toby Little and Nathan Webb was adjudged to have pulled him back in the area. Whilst the first two penalties left little room for debate this one was very harsh but given it was and Duku sent Hazlett the wrong way to put his side in front and gain the points.
This was The Rams first defeat in nine games so no need to panic or feel despondent. There are three big games coming up this week, plenty to play for so COME ON YOU RAMS!
BEACONSFIELD TOWN TEAM
1. Brendan Hazlett
2. Jereome Eccleston (Sub: Callum Webb, 46)
3. Scott Cousins
4. Reece Yorke
5. Luke Neville
6. Wes Daly © (Sub: Nathan Webb, 67)
7. Aaron Minhas
8. Jordan Ajanlekoko
9. Kezie Ibe (Sub: Lee Barney, 79)
10. Tony Mendy
11. Bajram Pashaj
Subs Not Used:
16. Andre Costa
17. Alex Cathline