Burnham enjoy away victory at Stothert
Burnham enjoyed a fruitful second half as they defeated Stothert & Pitt 29-17.
Stothert & Pitt 17 pts
Burnham 29 pts
TO USE an old cliche, this was a game of two halves, with Burnham coming out on top in the second half.
Burnham started with everything in their favour, slope and wind, but were unable to capitalise on this advantage and within three minutes the hosts scored a converted try.
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Burnham came back with a storming run by Beau Dickins, quickly recycled for Jordyn Wikiteria to cross the line, converted by Tom Chaffey. Good scrimmaging led to Richard Manley crashing over for his debut try, again converted by Chaffey.
This seemed to galvanise Stothert and combined with a series of missed tackles by Burnham, gave the home side an opportunity to level the scores just before half-time.
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After the break, Stothert kicked an early penalty, but Burnham replied with a try for Wikiteria, followed by a penalty for Chaffey.
With Burnham beginning to display their superior control and skill all round, they won two consecutive penalty line-outs to create enough space out wide for Matt Love to touch down, converted by Chaffey.
Burnham 2nd XV 49 pts
Minehead 5 pts
THE seconds returned to winning ways with a comfortable victory over Minehead.
Will Conway opened the scoring with an individual opportunist try, followed by a conversion, soon followed by a Conway penalty. Turnover ball released Ben Gibb to touch down, but Minehead came back and were rewarded with a try.
Pressure paid off when Tom Wall linked well with Warner and brother Sam broke to score a fine try.
The start of the second half saw business as usual, with Conway scoring maximum points with a converted try. Alex Watkins powered over for a fine try, followed by scores for Chris Warner and Elliot Donnelley, both converted by Conway.
A good result brought about by a co-ordinated squad, well led by Matt Slater and organised by Matt Mitchell.