Burnham’s poor league run continues

Burnham poor run in the league continued with another loss at home to Chosen Hill Former Pupils.

Burnham 13 pts

Chosen Hill FP 29 pts

BURNHAM continued their dismal run in a match they could have won, but were let down by poor tackling and ill discipline.

The Former Pupils opened the scoring when the referee awarded them a penalty try and poor defensive work allowed their opponents to cross the line twice more, both converted.

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Piper kicked two good penalties against the wind to redress the balance, leaving Burnham a slim chance to take into the second half with the strengthening wind behind them.

Somebody forgot to tell Burnham instead of booting the ball down the park, they kept trying to run it, even from their own 22. When they did manage to lay siege to their opponent’s line, they contrived to either lose control or commit a misdemeanour.

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Their only points of the half came from smart move culminating in Richard Muskett crossing the line, converted by Piper.

However, Chosen Hill capitalised on Burnham’s inability to play in their opponent’s half by scoring another try and adding a penalty goal to run out 29-13 winners.

Bridgwater 3rd XV 36 pts

Burnham 2nd XV 22 pts

THE seconds travelled to Bridgwater in a bid to maintain their winning run. Burnham started the game strongly and good work by Jake Allen and Sam Wall led to fly-half Jordan Paul touching down.

However, the Bridgwater pack had other ideas. They dominated at the scrum and in quick succession drove over for two tries.

Burnham rallied and the back row opened up gaps to release Burnham’s much quicker backs. Brandon Petit passed to winger Aidan Osman to set up Paul to round his opposite number and cross to make it 12-10 at half-time.

The second half mirrored saw Bridgwater scored first, followed by a fine try by Jake Allen after good work by Joe Hester and converted by Paul.

Bridgwater continued to rack up the points, but Burnham would not lie down and some courageous tackling was led by Ben O’Hallora. It was this defiance that spurred Burnham to get another score by Ryan Beard.

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