Burnham enjoy comfortable victory over Penryn

Burnham RFC v Penryn.

Burnham RFC v Penryn. - Credit: Archant

Burnham enjoyed a comfortable 26-12 victory over Penryn.

Burnham 26 pts

Penryn 12 pts

BURNHAM took the field against a Penryn side that had had an indifferent season.

However, Burnham camped in Penryn territory until the referee awarded a penalty try after the fourth scrum infringement. Piper converted for a 7-0 lead. After another period of domination, Mike Hocking smashed his way through four tackles before reaching the line, Piper converting again.

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After a long probing kick from Vunipola, Burnham reclaimed the ball, recycled it twice allowing Piper’s deft little kick to provide Tom Chaffey the chance to race past the defence to touch down.

On the stroke of half-time, Penryn’s forwards at last managed to gain some possession and rumbled over to make the score 19-5.

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After the break, a kick was charged down and Sam Coles crossed from three metres out. After a succession of penalties, Penryn created an overlap to score out wide to make the final score 26-12.

Burnham are home this Saturday to Bude, 3pm kick-off.

Burnham 2nd XV 42 pts

Whitingdon 12 pts

THE seconds entertained Whitington, a touring side from Litchfield and ran out 42-12 winners.

It was not long before Matt Love fed Mason and bulldozed his way over the line to open the scoring, converted by Will Conway, followed by a fine individual try by Matt Mitchell, again converted by Conway. Jake Allen added to the total before half-time as did the visitors with a try apiece.

After the break, Love broke the deadlock to score under the uprights. The reply from Whitingdon was swift when they scored a try. Burnham were far from finished and fine tries from Donnelly, Nash and Matt Slater finished off a good day at the office.

The man of the match was Ben Gibb, but credit goes to Chris Warner, Ben Bowket, George Wilcox, Ginge and Lee Berry.

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