Battling display not enough for Burnham United Reserves

Battling display not enough for Burnham United Reserves

Battling display not enough for Burnham United Reserves

First published in Sport

Somerset County Division two West

Burnham United Reserves 2, Combe St Nicholas 4

A DETERMINED performance from Burnham United Reserves wasn’t enough to avoid a convincing home defeat by a strong Combe St Nicholas side on Saturday.

Burnham’s back line of Matt Young, Joe Rossiter, Kieran McLauchlan and Jordan Costello stayed strong early on to ensure a goalless first 25 minutes with young Nathan James, making his senior debut in goal, dealing with any shots.

However, the opening goal from Combe cam from a long way out, and they scored again soon after to make it 2-0.

Mike Burnell headed in for Burnham from a Harry Wedgewood-Potts delivery to make the half-time score 2-1.

In the second half it was much the same with Burnham defending for the majority of the half and Aaron Hardwidge outstanding in the middle of the park.

Combe added a couple more goals on the hour, but Burnham continued to battle and scored from a sweeping counter-attack which Joe Selway coolly finished off.

Man of the Match: Joe Rossiter Match day sponsor: Matt Counsell, Burnham United FC Chairman Team: James, Young, Rossiter, McLauchlan, Costello, Wedgewood-Potts, Hardwidge, Penfold (Martin), Hicks (Worthington), Selway, Burnell (Waite).

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