No reward for much-improved display as Burnley go down at St Edwardes

l Burnley Junior Rugby are running a new age group this year, the under 9s, made up of players new to the club or returning children. They have been training through the summer and last week went to Preston Grasshoppers for a training morning. The youngsters are pictured with coaches Scott Cryer and Sean Ward . New recruits are more than  welcome  both girls and boys, and parents are encouraged to get involved behind the scenes.
l Burnley Junior Rugby are running a new age group this year, the under 9s, made up of players new to the club or returning children. They have been training through the summer and last week went to Preston Grasshoppers for a training morning. The youngsters are pictured with coaches Scott Cryer and Sean Ward . New recruits are more than welcome both girls and boys, and parents are encouraged to get involved behind the scenes.

Burnley put in a much improved performance on Merseyside on Saturday but still came away without any points to show for their exertions.

The set piece showed a marked improvement, with the locals carving out several opportunities.

Good runs from Mike Bell and Ben Healy should have netted scores, but inadequate finishing cost them dear.

St Edwardes took their limited chances well to eke out an 8-0 win.

The seconds travelled to in-form Lymm, and despite a dominant performance from the forwards, went down 42-19.

Rick Griffiths , Rob O Brien and Steve Harrison and were Burnleys scorers.

Joe Till added a couple of conversions.

John Fenney was man of the match

The thirds went down to a heavy defeat at Bolton, despite Club President Mike Skelton turning out.

Chad Lakin and Joe Haley scored Burnley’s tries.

This week there are no senior games.

On Sunday, all junior sides are training at 10 a.m., bar the Under 19s, who host Colne and Nelson at 2 p.m.

Next Friday there will be a girls’ training afternoon at 1 p.m., aimed at Years 7-9.

A week tomorrow, there will be a lunch prior to the Oldham game for all supporters and former players, with details from the club on 424337.

The club always welcome new players to Burnley.