Somerset Premier
Burnham-on-Sea 45, Yatton 5

BURNHAM-ON-SEA made it three wins from three at the start of the new rugby season, with a comfortable victory at home to Yatton on Saturday.

Alex Watkins and Ross Cameron crossed for tries in the opening half-hour, with Tim Piper converting both, and Piper then nailed a penalty kick to make it 17-0.

That was the score at half-time, and the points kept on coming – Piper twice going over and converting, either side of a fine move finished off by Conor Howard, also converted by Piper.

Yatton pulled it back slightly, to 38-5, with their sole try of the day, but Howard grabbed his second and Piper converted once again to seal a 45-5 victory.

Burnham skipper Ross McKechan said afterwards: “It was a fantastic result .

“We ripped them apart and caused them some real problems, which they had no answer for.

“Our scrum was a weapon for us and gave us a strong platform to play from.

“We created quick ball and we opened them up at will.

“The backs were a handful, causing Yatton all sorts of problems.

“There were loads of positives to take from the game but we wasted a lot of opportunities through inaccuracy and handling errors.

“We know that it could have been a lot more and we will have to take our chances and be more accurate in tighter games.”

Burnham host second-placed Nailsea & Backwell (who also have three wins) in a top-of-the-table clash this Saturday (ko 3pm).