A spirited display by Burnham against a team 11 places above them saw them robbed of a bonus point in the dying moments of the game.Burnham started with an intent and after 3 minutes they were 5-0 up following a catch and drive from 20 metres out and it took their opponents 15 minutes to shake off their shackles and hit back in the same fashion.5-7.Unfortunately for Burnham a move between backs and forwards was intercepted allowing St.Austell to score against the run of play.
Burnham pulled the score back with a penalty,by Scott Havercroft, to make it 8-12 at halftime,but another mishandling by Burnham,yet again,gave St.Austell the chance to pounce upon thr error and score under the posts.8-19.
Burnham fought back and following a successful lineout and maul,new father to be,Richard Muskett popped up on the blind side to score in the corner.13-19.
With a fraction of time left St.Austell sent a high kick across field,neatly gathered by the winger.to collect their bonus point and deny Burnham theirs.
Burnham showed that they can perform against much higher placed clubs if they can eliminate the mistakes which cost them tries.
Well done Burnham.


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