Burnham took the field against a Penryn side that had had an indifferent season,notwithstanding that,no Cornish team will roll over and surrender,ask Kingsbridge ,who suffered at the hands of Bude.However, to the match,Burnham camped in Penryn territory until eventually the referee awarded a penaltry after the fourth scrum infringement.Piper converted.7-0.This gave Burnham the impetus they needed and after another period of domination,Mike Hocking athletically gathered on Penryn’s 22 and then proceeded to smash his way through four tackles before reaching the line.Piper converted.14-0.Burnham were now prepared to attack at any opportunity and after a long probing kick from Vunipola,Burnham reclaimed the ball,recycled it twice allowing Piper’s deft little kick to provide Tom Chaffey the chance to race past the defence,calmly manoeuvering the ball over the line before subsequently grounding it.19-0.On the stroke of halftime Penryn’s forwards at last managed to gain some worthwhile possession and rumbled over en bloc.19-5.Nothing much can be said about the next 30 minutes until at last Burnham managed to shake off the shackles,charge down a clearing kick thereby granting Sam Coles to show his blinding speed and race in from three metres out.After a succession of penalties Penryn finally created an overlap to score out wide.Converted.final score 26-12.Lessons to be learnt,Burnham must not get sucked into periods of play that suit the opposition and use their own skills and strengths to the best of their ability.well done Burnham.Burnham are home this Saturday to Bude,3pm kickoff.


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