BURNHAM produced a superb all-round display to romp to a ten-try victory against Minehead on Saturday.The match ended in farcical circumstances when Minehead’s players walked off after 60 minutes, apparently unhappy at the introduction of three of Burnham’s first-team players at half-time.John Piper, Burnham first-team coach who watched the game, said: “The referee wasn’t very happy and neither were we.“It wasn’t as if we played the whole of our first team – if we had we would have scored 164 points.“Minehead started well but our youth and our strength took over.”Piper praised the displays of Phil Hobbs, Tom Hocking, Hayden Tuttiet, captain Matt Slater and Sam Chillingworth, but added: “Everybody played well – it was a consummate team performance.”The firsts were not in action on Saturday. Their home match against Bude was re-arranged so the club could celebrate the marriage of one of their players, Nick McKen, the night before.Piper said: “We were a little concerned one or two of our players might not be in peak condition!”The club wished Nick and his bride Lisa, who were married at the Batch Country Hotel in Lympsham, all the best for their new married life.The seconds next league fixture is away to Wellington on 18/9/10The firsts are next in action away at Truro on Saturday.On October 16, the club is hosting an old boys’ reunion, in the clubhouse.


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