A much needed win for Burnham in front of a reasonable sized crowd,celebrating the opening of the new stand.Good performances from all the players,lineouts working,scrum holding it’s own,backs and forwards working well at rucks and mauls coupled with renewed intensity in the tackle gave Burnham the impetus that was required to control the match.Burnham started well,for a change,cranking up the pressure until eventually after many phases Luke Gowan forced himself over.Piper converted.7-0.Burnham kept their foot on the throttle with Shaw making good ground before releasing Josh Holder to score in the corner.12-0.By this time Burnham really had the bit between their teeth resulting in three tries within the space of five minutes,firstly after two penalty lineouts,followed by clean possession giving the opportunity for Richard Muskett to streak through.Piper converted.19-0.Secondly straight from the kickofRoss McKechan set off on a powerful marauding run,supported by Peters Stevens and finally to Phil Collins crahed through to finish off the move.24-0.Thirdly,again straight from the restart,only this time Wikiteria scattering the opposition in his own inimitable fashion before releasing Josh Holder to score out wide.29-0.Just before halftime S&P at last managed to put together a passage culminating in scoring a rolling maul after a penalty lineout 29-7.Halftime.In the second half Burnham carried on from where they left off and after a quick penalty they were able to set Ben Gibb off on a powerful pacy run to cross the line.34-7.Burnham now in total control with all players supporting the ball carrier Gibb was able to collect his second try.41-7.Shortly afterwards a swift break by Sam Lewis,recycled out to McKechan before releasing Jordyn Wikiteria to charge over the line.Gibb converted.48-7.A few moments later Sam Lewis took a quick penalty and was rewarded with a well earned try.53-7.S&P then produced some pressure of their own only to be foiled by Burnham breaking out from their own line,kicked on by Piper before,in one swift movement flipping the ball up to Russ Pike to run in from the halfway line.60-7.However,all credit to S&P,they did not drop their heads and in the final ten minutes they were first awarded a penalty try,for persistent offending by Burnham and then breaking out from their own 22 they kept possession until they finally scamblede over.Final score 60-19.A satisfactory days work for Burnham enabling them to relieve some of the pressure of their league position.Burnham are at home this week against Cheltenham,kickoff 2-30pm.


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