Piper pops up

Burnham beat Cirencester 37-30 with a late try by Tim Piper.

Burnham 1st XV 37 pts

Cirencester 30 pts

BURNHAM eventually emerged winners from a pulsating match against Cirencester.

Cirencester took the lead with a converted try and a penalty in reply to Burnham’s two penalties.


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Cirencester then scored two more tries, one converted. Burnham replied with a penalty, only for Cirencester to reciprocate to make the half-time score 9-25.

After the break, Elise Vunipola scored a try after he was driven over the line. Burnham scored a penalty try after Cirencester had two players yellow carded.

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Cirencester quickly hit back with their own execution of the catch and drive to make the score 23-30. Burnham responded with the same move as their first try, this time Tim Piper’s turn to profit and then convert to equalise at 30-30.

As the game was drawing to its conclusion, Burnham took a scrum against the head, Vunipola’s pass sent Piper away to touch down the winner.

On Saturday, Burnham are away to high-flying Chard, kick-off 3pm.

Burnham 2nd XV 89 pts

Castle Cary 0 pts

The 2nd XV ran riot against Castle Cary and were soon 39-0 up at half-time. They carried on in the same vein in the second half and ran out comfortable 89-0 winners.

Try scorers: Ollie Streeter (2), Caine Harding, Dan Spellman, Rob Lewis (4), Ben Bowkett (3), Tom Hocking (2) and Mike Whitfield.

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