Burnham travelled to the outskirts of Bath,yet again forced to make many changes and for the firsy 35 minutes it showed as Burnham found themselves losing 24-0,mainly through being unable to counteract Avon’s rolling maul,but just before halftime Burnham straight from the kickoff Burnham were awarded a penalty,quickly taken by Richarde Manley,then through good support and eventually out to Alan Weller to score out wide,24-5.Halftime.From the restart Burnham continued in the same vein with the backs creating mayhem amongst Avon’s defense and after many phases and many hands out to Jordan Paul to score.Tim Piper converted.24-12Avon reverted to their rumbling pack power and close to the line Burnham wer adjudged to have pullede down the maul and Avon were granted a penalty try 31-12.This set Buurnham back on their heels allowing Avon to dominate three phases before releasing their number 8 to brush aside Burnham’s defence and score.36-12.However this seemed to galvanise Burnham and after a long kick from Avon Jordan Paul smartly set off from his own 22,followed by a complete team effort,combined with determined running from Weller and Babbington,the ball was whipped back inside to Jordan Paul to record his second try.Piper converted.36-19.Shortly after one spectacular try,Burnham’s faithful try were treated to another.Breaking out from their own goal line,firstly weller with a strong elusive,tackle breaking run before offloading to a charging Tom Chaffey,who almost made the try line,but he had the presence of mind to release the ball backwards for Jack Pope,making his debut,to scoop the ball up whilst running at full tilt to ground the balk under the posts.Piper obliged.36-26.Burnham now in the ascendacy,but try as they might they could not find the way through.Burnham’s backs showed that given the ball often enough they will trouble any defence,at times simply sublime,Man of the match was awarded to Jordan Paul for his attacking runs and fetching other players into the game.After the match head coach Graham Buller said that he was frustated because their was not enough consistency,mainly too many changes,but he was pleased with the green shoots of recovery especially the younger members.Burnham are at home this week to Barton Hill kickoff 3pm.Be there.

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