BURNLEY made the short hop to North Manchester in one of the few games to beat the weather at the weekend.
Sadly for the Holden Road side though they suffered another crushing defeat, though not as comprehensive asthe week before.
In short spells Burnley played well, Dom Leck scoring a short range try after coming on as a replacement for Adam Spencer. He also kicked a penalty after some good pressure.
However Burnley’s indiscipline and appalling conditions meant there wasn’t much to cheer for Burnley’s loyal away support, the home side winning out 15-8 .
Burnley Under 17s made the long journey to Oswestry playing in appalling conditions and showed how far they have come as a team under coach Simon Finnan.
They gained a draw in a remarkably good game refereed excellently by exchange referee Jack Stockdale.
Burnley didn’t let the quagmire of a pitch ruin the game though scoring opportunities were few and far between.
There were strong runs from Connor Sagar James and Declan Henderson as Burnley never gave up.
Matthew Nuttall and Wes Hughes were immense, Dec Hutchinson threw himself on every loose ball, Craig Hardy was exceptional in the line-out and Chris Pickles tackled like a demon.
Newcomer John Bacon did well and the loss of quick-footed Kyle Snaith to injury didn’t disrupt the youngsters efforts. With better use of the ball in space Burnley may well have edged a game which finished up 0-0.
Tomorrow, Burnley take on St Edward’s with kick-off at 2-15 p.m. All support welcome.
The 2nds and 3rds are away at Keswick and Bolton. On Sunday all minis are playing at Sedgley Park, meet 9 a.m. Under 15s training, the Under 17s and Under 19s are home to Oldershaw.
The annual Christmas carol concert takes place on Sunday at 7-30 p.m. with the Pendle Youth Orchestra all welcome.
All proceeds will be divided between Pendleside Hospice and the orchestra.