Burnham gain maximum points at Tavistock
Burnham travelled to Tavistock and returned with maximum points.
Tavistock 10 pts
Burnham 27 pts
BURNHAM travelled to West Devon well supported by their faithful following and came away with maximum points.
Tavistock started the match brightly, but after weathering the early pressure, Burnham proceeded to exert pressure and they were rewarded with a penalty five metres out and drove Tavistock backwards for a pushover try claimed by Stuart Blake.
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Straight from the restart, Burnham set up phase after phase, with virtually every player being involved until finally releasing Love, who astutely passed back inside to Ollie Streeter to touch down, Piper added the extras.
Four minutes later, Burnham broke out of their half with Tom Chaffey clear, but he was tripped and a penalty try was awarded.
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A few minutes later, Burnham secured a comfortable line-out, followed by three successful phases from one side of the pitch to the other, for a classic try in the corner, Chaffey touching down.
Unfortunately, Burnham seemed to go off the boil and apart from a Piper penalty halfway through the second half, were unable to reach the giddy heights of the first-half, allowing Tavistock back in the game through ill-discipline and poor decisions, enabling them to claim two late tries.
Burnham 2nd XV 0 pts
Cheddar 53 pts
THE second XV took on league leaders Cheddar, their first game after the Christmas break.
Burnham started well, with Joe and James Osgood, Alex Watkins, Nathan Smith and Sam Wall playing well.
Good tackling by Elliot Donnelly, Nathan Smith and Matt Mitchell kept Cheddar at bay, while the front three of Slater, Glanville and Lewis, supported by Tiny and Jake all dug in.
Cheddar scored three tries in the first-half and a further four in the second period and despite a heavy defeat, Burnham gave a creditable performance.