Burnham-on-Sea 27 - 21 Clevedon

BURNHAM-on-Sea RFC earned a solid home win over Clevedon last Friday night in their first game under the new floodlights.

On the new lights, the club said: "It's been nearly 4 years in the making but they are finally up and ready.

"Thank you to all who have got involved and contributed to these fantastic new set of lights. Huge thanks to John Baker and his team from Dunstan Electrical."

In the match there was also a milestone for Ross McKechan who played his 250th game for the Stags.

"An incredible achievement from ex club captain and stag stalwart, a true blue and forever at the heart of all that is good within the club," the club added.

Tim Piper opened the scoring for Burnham when he crossed for a try in the early exchanges and Scott Havercroft converted to make it 7-0.

Havercroft added another three points through a penalty shortly after but Clevedon pulled a try back and it was 10-5.

Brandon Pettit showed some skill to cross for Burnham's second try which too was converted and the Stags looked in control.

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Piper made it a double on the evening for himself as the game went on and despite a Clevedon penalty, Burnham were enjoying themselves under the new floodlights.

Clevedon did score a second try in the second half but they were struggling to break through the Burnham defence for most of the match.

Nick Spinks took the home side's score to 27 points with a try late on and it looked like the game was all but won.

Clevedon did pull six points back through two penalties however as already mentioned they struggled to create try scoring opportunities.

In the end, the final score was 27-21 but credit to the Burnham players who looked good for the win.

Up next, the Stags travel away to face Cheltenham North in the Counties 1 Tribute Western North on Saturday, November 26.

Currently they sit in fifth place in the league and are the in-form side with three wins on the bounce now.