Bolton 29, Burnley 17

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DESPITE a bright start, Burnley lost 29-17 at Bolton on Saturday.

good opening period which Burnley dominated resulted in only one score through centre Billy Ingham, as silly penalties undid a lot of hard work.

Bolton roared back in style scoring three tries to take the half-time score to 15-5.

Burnley started brightly again after the break and won a stream of penalties as the home side tried to slow the ball down.

From one of these penalties Ingham crashed over.

More good work from the forwards gave Simon Finnan an armchair ride over for a third try, converted by Ingham.

Sadly for the locals, the larger home pack took its toll and Burnley conceded two more tries.

Bright notes were the improving Tom Cooley and Josh Brown in the second row.

Man of match was Ingham.

Tomorrow Burnley host Garstang in the cup, kick-off 2-15 p.m. with all support welcome.

The seconds won a tough game 21-15 against league leaders Fleetwood, in probably their best performance of the season to date.

Two tries from Ryan Bradley, one from Krigi and two conversions and a penalty from skipper Gus Ferguson built up a lead which they nearly lost.

Men of the match were an outstanding front row trio of Dario and Luca Angelone and evergreen Howard Metcalfe.

There was also a promising debut from Joe Till.

Senior training takes place at Spirit of Sport on Tuesdays from 7 p.m.

The Under 15s beat Fleetwood 30-12. Sam Boult got the vital first score, quickly followed by skipper Regan Kelly, before speedster Boult added to his tally.

Fleetwood came back with a converted try to close the gap to three points.

Burnley then stepped up, picking and driving through their outstanding forwards Dom Murphy and Richard Birchall, both getting tries.

Burnley’s final score came from a good backs move, ended by Matthew Ford–Lee.

The Under 11s beat Aspull 14-7 in the the tightest game of the season. Tries from Lewis and Cameron, both converted, proved the difference.

Men of match were Jake and Tommy.

This Sunday sees training for all ages from 10 a.m. at the club.

The Under 15s are at home to Kirby Lonsdale.

Midweek junior training is from 6-30 p.m. at Unity College, Towneley, finishing at 8 p.m.