In a very close, high- scoring encounter encounter, Burnley just edged Garstang to remain unbeaten since Christmas.
Burnley fell behind to two well-worked Garstang tries which were converted.
The locals didn’t panic, and re-grouped.
They gradually got into the game, with good runs from Matt Marquis, James Henderson and captain Luca Angelone.
Good team play led to Marquis scoring a try, quickly followed by one from Nino Angelone, converted by Gus Ferguson.
Garstang hit back, but then they had a player sent to the sin bin.
The Burnley pack took full advantage, pushing the home team over their own line, from which Ben Healy scored, again converted by Ferguson, to make it 21-19 to Garstang at half-time.
In the second half, Burnley’s fitness and power up front was starting to tell as Jimmy MacDonald and Paul Mullaband carried well, resulting in a penalty, taken by Ferguson, which put Burnley in front.
Then Adam Healy supported well and sprinted to score a try and increase Burnleys lead, making it 27-21 at full time.
This was a morale boost before the visit of undefeated De la Salle tomorrow.
The thirds stayed top of their league after a hard-fought derby victory over Colne, which finished 20-15.
Man of the match Ben Williamson score, as did Dom Leck and Eddie Blake.
There were also good performances from Andy Morris, Tim Newton and Joe Parkinson.
Tomorrow the first and thirds are home against De la Salle and Carnforth, and the thirds are at Warton, all 3 p.m. kick-offs.
On Sunday, the Under 7s/8s/9s/11s play Skipton, and the Under 13/14s play Bury, with all spectators welcome.