Burnham-on-Sea 45 - 12 Cheltenham North

BURNHAM-on-Sea RFC were dominant in their 45-12 win over Cheltenham North at the weekend at the BASC Ground.

It was an important win for the club as it keeps them in second place in the Counties 1 Tribute Western North division.

However, it was also an important win and game for club legend, Tim Piper.

He laced up his boots for his 500th game for Burnham-on-Sea Rugby Club and afterwards was honoured by the club with a presentation.

Piper said it hasn't really sunk in yet.

“It’s not really sunk in – for me, I just focus on the next game but when the season finishes we’ll take a good look back at many fond memories,” he told Burnham-On-Sea.com.

“I constantly enjoy playing with these lads, but I know the end is coming. We’ve been up and down over the years — and this year has been the most fun and successful.”

In the match itself, the visitors were first to score as they caught Burnham off guard and took an early lead.

However Toby Fear continued his recent form and pulled a try back for the hosts not long after which was converted to make it 7-7.

Havercroft soon after scored a penalty to take Burnham in front 10-7 and from there the points kept coming.

Soon into the second half, Eoghan Westhoff scored, continuing his form of tryscoring, and milestone man Tim Piper converted.

Burnham were well in control and the points kept coming in. The visitors pulled a try back late but it was all too late as the Stags had won 45-12.