Burnham continued their unbeaten record at home in 2016 with an emphatic 14 try victory against a team that at the beginning of the day were sat in 2nd place in the league.
Burnham forged together a team full of pace, youth and experience calling up 2 giants of the game in Tiny and Barry Davis (never too old fellas) both contributed massively for their combined playing time of 33 minutes with Barry coming within a pair of gloves of scoring.

With these 2 was Lee Vaughan who was making his debut in a Burnham shirt after overcoming a career threatening injury in pre season where he snapped his vagankle. He made a huge impression through the game and contributed by scoring 2 well taken tries and also being a rock in defence. He only lasted for 55 minutes though due to his lunch hour finishing.
Other strong forward performances were from Nick MckenJames WrightTom BoobyerJake HardingBerrow FC(Chris warner 2 tries) and Stuart Blake who played his 1st game in 15 years and scored 2 as well. Great to have him back playing.

Backs were dominated throughout with direct running from Jack Manlow (1 try) and silky elusive running from Brandon Pettitt (5tries) as well as control from Alex Watkins (fresh from his night of passion) there was always going to be one winner.

Huge credit to tor who were given the option to call the game early but declined and carried on in the true spirit of the game.
There were other scores but unfortunately not all were recorded.

The message afterwards from captain Tim Piper was of gratitude to firstly tor who continued to batter Burnham defensive line and also to a few of the old guard who answered the call of duty straight away and still showed the glimpses of their old selves. Then the attention turned to next week and a tricky away trip to Midsomer Norton and more commitment to the training sessions. With players performances this week and players back from Injuries and holidays hopefully it will start to finally give Richard Muskett some tough decisions to make in selection.


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