Hat-trick of wins for Burnley teams

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It was a great weekend for Burnley Rugby Club as all three senior sides won.

The firsts had back to back away wins, with a victory at St Edwardes in Liverpool.

Burnley started well as Simon Finnan latched onto a loose ball at the back of a maul, but this was the only score of the half despite the locals winning numerous penalties

Burnley’s dominance continued in the second half, with Dom Murphy scoring his first try for the first team. Gus Ferguson added the kick.

From a loose ball at a scrum, Elliot Gaughan scored, which was again converted

The home side hit back late with a consolation try as Burnley won 19-7.

The seconds won at Ashton on Mersey 30-0.

Steve Harrison, Ashley Robinson, Jon Fenney, James White, Dom Frankland and Josh Brown scored tries.

Harrison added a penalty, and Robinson kicked a conversion. Josh Brown was man of the match.

The thirds had an excellent 39-0 victory over Fylde.

Joe Astin and Ryan Bradley grabbed a brace apiece.and Lee Mason, Tom O’Grady and Joe Parkinson scored a try each, Parkinson adding two conversions.

Also on Saturday, the Under 12s attended the Sale Festival prior to the Sharks home game with Saracens.

They played nine matches, beating Sale Scorpions, Ellesmere Port, Tarleton, Didsbury, Marple and Glossop.

Burnley’s scorers were Liam Bythell with 13, Bram Richmond (7), Toby Cole (7), Tom Bolton (2) and Dec Dutton.

There were some great runs by Mason Neil and Spencer Wilkes, and quick-footed work by Jayden Riley and Charlie Haynes.

Special mention to Freddie Shorrocks and Tom Madran, who played up an age.

The girls were leading 22-0 against Lichfield in a game that was abandoned due to the weather. Burnley’s scorers were Anya Richmond, Sophie Gavin, Molly Wild and Holly Bowden. Cerys Ellis added a conversion.

The juniors were at Garstang. Noah Smith won try of the morning for the Under 7s. For the Under 9s, Layton Dalrymple was man of the match with three tries and excellent tackling.

In the Under 10/11s, Burnleys scorers were Blake Tonks and Jack Slater with two, Mason Ward, James McDermott and Troy Richmond.Newcomer Harvey Hamer had a great debut.

Tomorrow the firsts and seconds are home to Thornton and Aldwinians, and the thirds are at Thornton all 2-15 p.m. kick-offs.

On Sunday the juniors host Skipton at 11 a.m. The Under 13/15s are training.