Burnley RUFC come unstuck against the league leaders Oldham

Former England player, captain and coach Richard Greenwood - father of World Cup winner and Sky pundit Will - third left, was guest speaker at Burnley Rugby Club's player dinner on Saturday night (s).
Former England player, captain and coach Richard Greenwood - father of World Cup winner and Sky pundit Will - third left, was guest speaker at Burnley Rugby Club's player dinner on Saturday night (s).

Burnley travelled to unbeaten table toppers and unbeaten Oldham and came unstuck 33-10 against a very quick and strong team.

Burnley were in the game for most of the first half, but will rue some poor kicking out of hand which allowed the home side to pull away and gain a bigger margin than should have been the case .

Oldham started well and scored first, but Burnley hit back with a Gus Ferguson penalty.

Shortly after, the locals missed a penalty which hit the post, then some sloppy kicking put Burnley on the backfoot as the talented Oldham backs capitalised, scoring a couple of tries to take the game away from Burnley, who went in at half-time 19-3 down.

Burnley made a couple of changes at the half, gifting a debut to youngster Elliott Gaughan, who did not look out of place, jumping well in the line out and having a couple of good carries. Oldham scored a couple of tries in this half, but Burnley finished the stronger, and with the last play of the game scored a try through Nino Angleone, converted by Ferguson.

The seconds continued their good home form, defeating a very physical Tyldesley 16-8.

Will Robinson and Anthony Clarke scored Burnleys tries, with Dom Leck adding two penalties.

Tomorrow, all three senior sides are in action - the first and second XVs are at home to St Edwardes and Ashton on Mersey respectively, with the thirds at Fylde, all 3 p.m. kick-offs.

On Sunday, all the junior sides are at Rossendale, kick-off 11 a.m.

The Colts are at home to Tarleton at 2 p.m.

Next Friday, the childrens’ Halloween party takes place at 7 p.m., all welcome, with details on 424337.