Burnley Seconds secure safety with convincing win over Southport

Burnleys successful Under 11s with coaches Dom Bythell, Charles Haynes and John Richmond. Picture: Dave Hudson
Burnleys successful Under 11s with coaches Dom Bythell, Charles Haynes and John Richmond. Picture: Dave Hudson

Burnley seconds secured their place in Raging Bull Division 3 North for another season after an excellent performance against Southport.

In a very tight and tense first half, only a Chris Baxendale try separated the sides.

The second half was much improved as Matt Higson and Adam Spencer’s half back combination hit top form.

The impressive pack got on top with good cameos from Phil Thornton, Cameron Croasdale and Rob O’Brien.

Paul Mullaband crashed over, later followed by the impressive Pete Timberlake in a 15-0 win.

Tomorrow, the firsts and thirds are home to Trafford and Blackpool, the seconds are at Preston all at 3 p.m.

Next Saturday the club host a night in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support with a Robbie Williams tribute act, details from 424337.