Burnley produce best performance of the season

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Burnley produced one of their best performances of the season in winning at Windemere last Saturday.

Late cry offs and a horrific injury list did not augur well, but the Blue and Golds played with spirit and passion.

In a forward tussle, Burnley never took a step back.

Billy Ingham scored a try, then great pressure led to Burnley scoring a penalty, converted by Ingham.

The home team hit back to tie the score, but in the second half, Simon Finnan finished off a fantastic move to edge the Holden Road men ahead, with Ingham kicking the conversion.

Again Windemere hit back, and in a tense finish Burnley held on, despite the home side throwing everything at them.

The locals can take great heart from this spirited performance. Ben Healey had an immense game and young Adam Spencer matures with each game.

Tomorrow they entertain Garstang at Holden Road, kick-off 2-15 p.m., with all support more than welcome.

The seconds had a stunning victory against a good Preston side. In an excellent game, newcomer Lee Dane opened the locals’ account.

Great running from talented Matt Marquis set up two tries for man of the match Danny Marshall, before injury led to him retiring. Gus Ferguson added two penalties and conversions. Kelvin Barton and Howard Metcalfe also put in some strong runs.

The Under 17s came so close to a first win in their inaugural season, despite losing skipper Ellison in the warm up. Kyle Snaith and Dec Hutchinson put in their usual strong runs, but lack of support led to chances being squandered. James Henderson got a reply back in the first half, and the second half saw good play from Chris Pickles and Craig Hardy, but silly penalties kept undoing the good work.

Glossop then got two tries to win the game.

With better discipline, the results will come. On Sunday they travel to Leigh, meet 10-15 a.m. at the club.

The Under 11s produced a magnificent display of open running rugby. Mason scored an early try, followed by Henry. The visitors hit back and the scores were tied at 14-14 before Burnley ran in tries at will, with four more from Henry, two from Edward and one apiece from Anya, Tommy, Zak, John and Sam.

With better kicking, the margin of victory could have been more.