It was a tough day for the seconds at home to Yeovil IIs who were the visitors and flying high in the division. The match really was a game of two halves.

The first half started with Burnham kicking off and were attacking quite well but turnover ball cost them good field position and on 7th minute saw Yeovil score in the corner at the clubhouse end. The conversion could not be made. Unfortunately this saw the start of a period of strong Yeovil possession. However, all the possession could not be converted into points. For 20 minutes Yeovil seemed to have all the ball but could only manage a further try and two penalties, 16 nil to the visitors by 25 minutes. Instead of rolling over BoS went for it and a great attacking play saw Jack Manlow suffer a game ending injury to his ankle. However from that BoS went up another gear and scored their first try thanks to strong running by Dan Berry, the conversion was made by ScottHavercroft.  From the restart BoS attacked again and some great handling saw another great run by Dan Berry and the ball passed out to eventually get grounded. The Referee though had seen a high tackle on Felix Grandfield and decided to award a penalty try. From that restart BoS held out the visitors to turn round at half time only 2 points behind the visitors.

Unfortunately though the second half saw the visitors run in scores but only when BoS started losing players to injury. The second game ending injury happened on 55th minute just after BoS had conceded a converted try. Barry New had battled through around 20 minutes of a suspected cracked rib but succumbed to the injury. This left BoS playing with 14 players and the visitors exploited the extra man. After a further two tries the third game ending injury occurred with Dan Berry suffering an ankle injury which resulted in him having to go to hospital for an X Ray. From that point on it was damage limitation for the home side who only had 13 on the pitch for the remainder of the game, some 20 minutes. Some valiant defending and last ditch defending kept the visitors below the half century with the final whistle signalling a 14-47 loss.

It was a hard loss to take as if 15 players could have remained on the pitch then who knows what might have happened.

Next week sees a week off with the next game for the IIs being 17th November away to Somerton. Hopefully the break will allow injuries to heal and a return of some players.


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