Burnham II see off touring side in style

Burnham II see off touring side in style

Burnham II see off touring side in style

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Burnham II 42, Whitingdon 12

BURNHAM took a break from league action on Saturday as they took on touring side Whitingdon, from Litchfield.

And it was a successful afternoon for the hosts as they cruised to a 30-point victory courtesy of seven tries.

Mason opened the scoring for Burnham as he bulldozed his way over from matt Love’s well timed pass.

Conway converted and Matt Mitchell followed it up with a second try as he collected his own kick before racing in unopposed.

Jake Allen was to add to the total before half time, and as the half drew to a close the visitors crossed the line through a fine forwards move. Changes were made to the side as the game resumed and Burnham got down to much of the same.

The visitors had revived themselves somewhat and started off well, building on the success experienced at the end of the first half.

It was Matt Love who broke the dead lock with a break out from the centre to cut the opposition in half and score under the uprights.

The reply from Whitingdon was swift - following a good carry by their second row, they made good ground up field which culminated in their number eight crossing the line for a fine effort.

Burnham were far from finished and fine tries from Donnelly, Nash and Matt Slater finished off a good day at the office.

Burnham II travel to Wiveliscombe next Saturday (April 12) for their final league game of the season.

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