Burnham get back to winning ways

Burnham get back to winning ways, with a deserved victory over Keynsham.

BURNHAM returned to winning ways with a thoroughly deserved victory over Keynsham, gaining revenge for an earlier defeat.

Burnham started the game brightly, but were unable to turn territorial advantage into points and after 20 minutes a long kick ahead was gathered by Keynsham to enable their winger to cross the line. A penalty gave Keynsham a 10-0 lead.

From then onwards Burnham seemed to go through the gears and after winning a scrum against the head, they managed to find enough space for Tim Piper to squeeze over, Chillingworth converted to reduce the lead.

Five minutes later an interception by Burnham eventually saw Ross McKechan force his way over. Unfortunately, Burnham spoilt this revival by conceding a penalty just before half-time as Keynsham led 12-13.

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In the second half, Burnham had the wind at their backs and after a good scrum, they completed two phases before releasing Streeter to force his way through Keynsham’s defence and set up Russ Pike to cross the line.

Burnham never looked back and added to their score after a catch and drive gave Alan House to score the final try.

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Burnham 2nd XV19 pts

Tor 7 pts

League leaders Burnham 2nd XV travelled to Tor and came away with a hard-fought 19-7 victory.

For the first period, Burnham were on the defensive with Dan Berry, Mike Whitfield and the back row of George Scott, Tom Stevens and Chris Jones all tackling well.

Tor drew the first blood halfway through the first period with a converted try, but Burnham replied just before the break when Matt Love crossed, converted by Whitfield.

After the break, Burnham pressure paid off with a fine solo run from Ryan Jones. He offloaded to George Scott supported by Tom Stevens the ball was delivered to Whitfield to touch down, converted by Lee Berry.

Substitutions were made in the form of Tiny Reese and Horse for Mike Smith and Ryan Reynolds had a sound game at full-back and was instrumental in setting up the final try of the afternoon. His fine run enabled Horse to cross the line.

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