Regional 2 Tribute South West: Burnham-on-Sea 26-38 Truro

THE Stags put in a spirited performance at the weekend but were ultimately beaten by Truro at the BASC Ground.

The match in the Regional Two Tribute South West division ended 26-38 to the visitors and leaves Burnham in bottom spot on the table.

It was an end-to-end affair as both sides were able to play some free flowing rugby but in the end Truro we able to come out on top.

In the early exchanges the visiting side were in control and took the lead after seven minutes with a converted try.

But Burnham hit back soon after as Harry Macdonald juggled the ball over the line and Scott Havercroft slotted the conversion to make it 7-7.

And not long after that, the hosts were in front as Havercroft kicked a penalty to make it 10-7.

However Truro began to gain the upper hand and that was evident for the rest of the first half.

They ran in a try on 33 minutes and backed that up with another converted try just before the half time whistle meaning the score at the break was 10-21 to the away team.

The second half started in the same vain as Truro were in again shortly after the restart to take it to 10-26.

But the Stags were not down for the count just yet and after a period of sustained pressure, veteran Tim Piper crossed under the posts for a try. Havercroft converted and the score was 17-26.

However once again the travelling side were able to turn the game around and ran in another try shortly after extending their lead to 17-33.

They added another five points soon after that and it appeared the game was won.

But in typical Burnham fashion, they wanted to take some pride from the performance and were able to cross over for the final score of the match amidst a sprawl of players from a maul.

That score took the final points tally to 26-38 and the referee called the game there.

After the defeat, a spokesperson from the club said: "Full time here at The BASC unfortunately we came second against a resilient Truro side who deservedly won especially after last weeks performance against table toppers Wadebridge."

Up next for Burnham-on-Sea is a trip to Wadebridge Camels on Saturday, December 2.