Burnham stretch winning run
Burnham stetched their winning sequence to five after their latest victory over Cirencester.
Cirencester 12 pts
Burnham 14 pts
BURNHAM stretched their winning run to five with this well-deserved victory over Cirencester.
With neither team prepared to give an inch, Cirencester struck the early blows with a couple of penalties. However, all this did was strengthen Burnham’s resolve and before half-time they took the lead with a penalty from Piper after a late tackle on Webb, followed up by a pushover try, touched down by skipper Stuart Blake.
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Burnham immediately increased their lead with another penalty, only for Cirencester to respond with two of their own to retake the lead at 12-11.
For the next 25 minutes Burnham tried everything they could, only to be thwarted by Cirencester’s stout resistance, until with two minutes to go Burnham were awarded a penalty and Piper coolly converted for the victory.
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On Saturday, Burnham are home to table toppers Chard, kick-off 2.30pm.
Burnham 2nd XV 29 pts
Chard 17 pts
League leaders Burnham Seconds took on Chard and recorded a 29-17 victory.
As the first quarter progressed, Ryan Jones burst out of the loose and backed up by George Scott, Tiny Reese, Dan Berry and Ginge Somerhay, it was left to Rob Lewis to cross the line.
Another turnover in the visitor’s 22 saw Mike Whitfield cross under the posts, which he also converted. Chard replied with a converted try and right on half-time, Somerhay crossed under the uprights to stretch Burnham’s lead.
The second half got underway with a try by Chard. Penetrating runs by Berry, Lewis, Somerhay, Phil Collings and George Wilcox kept Burnham on top.
The introduction of substitutions helped the team and the forwards, orchestrated by the captain of the day Lee Berry, saw Glen Cutter touch down. Chard finished the scoring with an interception try.