Disappointing away defeat for the Blue and Golds

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Burnley travelled to in-form Hutton last Saturday and came away with another disappointing result.

Injuries and changes in personnel didn’t help the cause, but a poor start meant they were always chasing the game, going 13-0 down early on in the opening period.

They finally got some ball for Richard Murray to get a short range try, quickly followed by a Rick Griffiths penalty, but the home team had too much power and ran away with the game in the second half.

Positives for Burnley were the continuing blossoming of Tom Ives, and the return of Billy Lancaster and Ollie Lord to first team rugby.

Burnley face a tough game against league leaders Aldwinians away tomorrow .

Burnley seconds (pictured) faced a top of table clash with Broughton Park, and the game was a classic.

The Blue and Golds started at a terrific pace, dominating the early exchanges, but had nothing to show for their dominance.

Broughton hit back with a penalty, before ever-reliable Howard Metcalfe dived over for a try.

Burnley start,ed the second half in the same way but found the visitors defence in great form.

Then, as Burnley tired and made more errors, they gave away first a penalty then a try to end up losing 11-5, but with a game in hand they can still get promoted.

The Under 16s were unlucky in losing to an excellent Broughton Park.

Joe Ellison , Alistair Lancaster and Ashley Nuttall had fine games, but with a bit more training they should be able to capitalise on their recent improvement, and they are welcome to train with the seniors.