Burnham suffer at home
Burnham suffered another setback when they lost to a newly-promoted Chew Valley team.
Burnham 19 pts
Chew Valley 29 pts
BURNHAM’S season suffered another setback against a side recently promoted.
Lack of cohesion, organisation and committment for lengthy periods of the game was Burnham’s downfall, but at times they showed that they had the ability to open up the opposition.
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Burnham started the match tentatively and after 20 minutes were 10 points down after conceding a penalty goal for offside and a converted try after Chew Valley’s series of scrums allowed their No 8 to crash over.
This seemed to wake Burnham up and within three minutes, Burnham successfully stole CV’s line-out, giving Sam Wall the opportunity to drive at the defence. Quick ball out to the backs saw James Osgood score his debut first team try, converted by Tom Chaffey.
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Ten minutes later a cluster of successful phases allowed Lewis to whip the ball outside, giving Ben Gibb the chance to score, again converted by Chaffey.
Chew Valley hit back to record three more tries, two converted, either side of half-time.
Only in the last 15 minutes did Burnham shake themselves out of their lethargy by exerting continuous pressure on Chew Valley, giving Lewis a chance to set up a break for Jordyn Wikiteria to cross the line.
Burnham’s man of the match was Danny Spelman and on Saturday are away to Avon, currently third in the table.