Burnley Tornados breeze to victory

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BURNLEY Tornados were victorious again as they hosted Preston Panthers at the Prairie.

Following the coin toss, Burnley were straight on the defence and let the Panthers break through a couple of plays.

Stand in defensive coach Cameron Stewart had to alter the play calls to stop Preston, and the Tornados responded well and regained the ball.

The Tornados were very strong on the offense, with Jake Peppiate handing the ball to running back Andrew Hawke, who was able to score three first half touchdowns.

As Burnley have gained a few new players, offensive coach David Robins, used many of them on the two-point conversion team in order for them to gain game time.

The first half saw Burnley with a very comfortable 36-0 lead, with points scored by Phil Robins, Josh Bonnick and rookie Callum Morgan.

The second half was very much the same as the first with Burnley dominating throughout.

Burnley opted for the running game rather than passing and amassed a further 22 points.

Man of the match was Lewis Freeman for his ability to stop the plays on defense, and for his turnover which resulted in a touchdown.

Head coach Tony Edwards said: “It is good to see other emerging teams, which is positive for the future and development of the sport.

“The game has helped our players prepare for the forthcoming season and I think it is fair to say the future’s bright, the future’s claret and blue!”

Burnley now look forward to a possible away trip to Chester within the next few weeks, before the start of the season, which is their home tournament on May 12th.

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