Burnham return from Gordano with fine victory

PUBLISHED: 09:24 18 September 2015 | UPDATED: 09:24 18 September 2015

Burnham returned from Gordano with a fine victory, despite fielding a weakened side.

Gordano 17 pts

Burnham 22 pts

BURNHAM travelled to Gordano with a slightly makeshift side, but players stepped up to the mark and they recorded a fine victory.

Gordano started the better of the two teams and scored a try from a catch and drive, finished off by their winger. Ten minutes later Burnham produced their own catch and drive from a penalty line-out, for Luke Gowan to claim the try.

Straight from the kick-off, Burnham set up a series of rucks and mauls before Wikiteria burst through to offload for Alex Chase to record his first try for the club, converted by Josh Holder.

Twenty minutes into the second half, the visitors forced Gordano into a mistake, with Ross McKechan crossing to extend the lead. Unfortunately, with a combination of poor handling and loss of concentration, they allowed Gordano to score.

However, Burnham were not to be denied and Ashley Tucker scampered down the wing to score out wide. Gordano managed to stay in the game with a quickly-taken penalty, catching Burnham out to make the final score 17-22.

This Saturday, Burnham are home to Whitehall (3pm).

Burnham 2nd XV 20 pts

Winscombe 2nd XV 54 pts

UNDER the leadership of new skipper Will Conway, 13 players took to the field for the first home game of the season.

With the wind at their backs, Burnham applied the first waves of attack, with Ryan Beard and Harry Marks prominent.

Following a mistake in midfield by Winscombe, Beard kicked through, gathered and off loaded to Ben Stacey to score, converted by Conway, who also added a penalty.

However, the score soon turned around with three quick tries from Winscombe, yet it was 15-all at half-time following a good try by Elliot Donnelly.

After the break, Winscombe put some great tries together, but following the loss of Dennis Coggins to injury, the remaining 12 players were inspired to take the game to Winscombe.

With some great ball carriers in Ben Stacey, Matt Fear, Alex Watkins and Jake Harding, the gaps opened up and they interlinked well with Harry Marks scoring the final try.

Burnham welcome all players to the club. Training is on Tuesdays and Thursdays 6.45pm start.

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