Burnham seconds dig deep against Minehead

Burnham seconds dig deep against Minehead

Burnham seconds dig deep against Minehead

First published in Sport Latest

Burnham II 24, Minehead 17

BURNHAM II were made to work very hard for the win against a determined Minehead side on Saturday.

Playing with a strong wind in the first half, Minehead capitalised and out Burnham under considerable pressure. Stalwart defending from Phil Colling, Matt Slater and the forwards kept a Minehead at bay - and the backs made some very good carries in midfield.

Minehead opened the scoring with an unconverted try, before adding another shortly after.

A third try sent Minehead into the break with a 17-0 lead - but Burnham, now playing with the wind, launched their own attack after the break.

Captain Evatt piled over for Burnham’s first score, before Osgood, now operating at scrum-half, crashed over for a second.

They earned a penalty try for a series of infringements to bring the scores level, before Henry Bigwood crashed over to give Burnham the lead following good work from Colling, Edwards and Goodall. It was a lead that Burnham were able to hold on to, despite Minehead mounting a late attack.

The seconds next outing is away at high-flying Morganians on March 1.

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