Burnham well beaten by Teignmouth

Burnham gave a disappointing display at Teignmouth, losing 32-14 to the home side.

Teignmouth 32 pts

Burnham 14 pts

THIS was a disappointing day for Burnham, who played with no real drive or desire to seize the initiative.

Throughout the game, Burnham’s trademark scrummaging was strong, but they failed to capitalise on it and a combination of erratic passing, poor tackling and dismal marking, gave Teignmouth the opportunity to reap the rewards.

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Burnham played with the wind in the first-half, but apart from a smart break from Piper, who set up Ross McKechan to score, converted by Piper, followed by a penalty try, the visitors appeared unable to move up a gear.

Teignmouth ran in five tries, at times with comparative ease, to run out comfortable winners. If Burnham has serious aspirations to reach a higher level, they must take advantage of their best asset, even if it means playing a dour game to gain the upper hand.

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Burnham face Taunton away on Sunday in the Somerset Cup (2.30pm kick-off).

Burnham 2nd XV 7 pts

Hornets 10 pts

THE seconds lost a close encounter against near neighbours Hornets.

With the weather dictating play, Hornets took the lead with an unconverted try, the only score of the first-half. Good play by Slater, Collings, Osborne and Steven almost set up Jake Evett for a try.

After the break, Tim James, Watkins, James and Jo Osgood, Nathan Smith and Elliot Donnelly were active in attack, but Hornets broke out to score another try.

Ryan Reynolds finally crossed the line for Burnham, converted by Matt Mitchell, but time ran out for the home side.

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