Burnley bounce right back

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Burnley bounced back from a heavy away defeat last week in Cumbria with a gritty, much-improved performance at home to high flying Bolton.

Played in awful conditions, Burnley were unrecognisable from the previous week, with a passionate and committed performance.

Inspired by new recruit Liam Canning, they took the game to Bolton, with Jack Donovan going over early on, converted by Zane Smith.

Bolton hit back, but two Zane Smith tries gave Burnley a 19-5 half-time lead.

Shaye McCullough added a penalty early in the half, before the highly-rated visitors launched a comeback in a half they dominated.

However, a clever Canning kick with a great chase by Farrier kept Burnley ahead, eventually finishing 27-22 victors.

The Under 15s had a hard-fought 41-25 victory at Oldham, with tries from Isaac Kelly, a Dec Dutton brace , Will Parkinson and a Liam Bythell hat-trick.

Tomorrow, the first and third XV are at Trafford and Aspull respectively.

And the seconds at home to Rossendale, all 2-15 p.m. kick-offs.

On Sunday, the Under 7-12s are at Rossendale, and the Under 13s/14/15s are home to West Park, Blackburn and Warrington.

The Colts are at Parkonians.