Burnham and their supporters took the road early through heavy rain showers to get to Truro in good time for this match. However on the pitch found it harder to weather the storm where they faced a very well drilled home side. Right from the kick off Burnham were up against it. Truro were awarded a scrum when Burnham had knocked on, and from the scrum Truro’s right wing broke away and at the last minute passed inside to the full back who scored the try near the posts. Throughout the first half Burnham were put under pressure by Truro’s running and kicking game and at half-time found themselves 41-0 down. In the second half with a slight breeze behind them Burnham started better. When they were awarded a penalty Will Conway kicked the ball into touch to set up a catch and drive from the line out and Farrell Rogan drove over to score his first try for Burnham.  Spurred on by this Burnham began to dominate more territorially and were awarded another penalty and with Adam Peters picking out Tom Stevens in the line out, Burnham drove towards the line again for Ed Lewis to score a try. Burnham continued to impress pushing forward more and more with new found confidence Sam Lewis lively behind the scrum with great work in the loose by Ben Stacey and debutant Ashley Cutter. Slightly against the run of play it was Truro who scored the next try when their fly-half scored on the left. 

Burnham kept coming back and storming runs by Matt Slater and Ross McKechan putting Truro on the back foot and it was Russ Pike who finished  off a good passing move to score in the corner. Burnham kept pushing forward trying to score the bonus point try but were unable to breech the home sides defence again. Truro finished the game the stronger of the two sides again with two more tries but the Burnham players should take some consolation from the fact that they fought back hard in the second half.


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