Burnham back to winning ways

Burnham v Cirencester.

Burnham v Cirencester. - Credit: Archant

Burnham returned to winning ways with a victory over Cirencester.

Burnham 36 pts

Cirencester 27 pts

BURNHAM got back to winning ways in fine conditions at the BASC ground.

The home side flew out of the blocks and immediately applied the pressure and from a line-out on the opposition’s five-metre line, the ball was spun out for Tim Piper to touch down.

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The two sides traded penalties before Burnham scored their 15th pushover try of the season, with Stu Blake scoring and Piper adding the extras. Not for the first time this season, Burnham switched off and let Cirencester back in to score in under the posts, taking the half-time score to 15-10.

After the break, a line-out on halfway saw Burnhams impressive forwards lay the platform with a strong maul. From this, Piper peeled off the back to release Kiwi Muskett who stormed in from 45 metres to score under the posts, converted by Piper.

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But straight from the kick-of, Cirencester scored an unconverted try. The hosts replied almost immediately with a try for Sam Coles, again converted by Piper.

Piper chipped over the defence for Matt Love to score next, after good vision by Elisi. Poor discipline in the final 15 minutes saw the visitors score to tries to make the final score 36-27.

Special mention to Muskett who broke his thumb after five minutes and carried on playing and also to Alan House, who celebrated his 42nd birthday.

On Saturday, Burnham play host to Wells along with their old boys’ reunion day and sponsors day, a big crowd is expected. Kick-off is at 2.30pm.

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