Burnham started the match in a positive mood and were rewarded with an early penalty opportunity,converted by Piper,swiftly followed by a demonstration of their rolling maul ability,so much so that when the next penalty came up they opted to go for the catch and drive enabling Ross McKechan to score his first try for Burnham,Piper adding the conversion.0-10.Shortly after Piper kicked another penalty to push Burnham further ahead,but instead of intimidating Quins it only served to fire them up and by halftime Burnham’s ineffective tackling and indiscipline had cost them the lead.13-15.Burnham started the second half the same as the first with a pushover try,Stuart Blake benefitting,to lead 15-20,only again relinquishing the lead so that Quins were able to score another try to take the lead.22-20.Then came the try of the match,secure ball from lineout,out to Spelman to burst through two tackles,offload to Hocking.M,who was able to pop the ball up to Alan House to show his pace and power to cross the line.Burnham’s faithful travelling supporters thought that was it but,unfortunately the referee had other ideas and awarded Quins a dubious penalty on the stroke of time.25-25.Unlucky Burnham.


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