Burnley recovery seals win

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BURNLEY’S revival continued last Saturday despite a shaky opening in which visitors Garstang took and early lead .

From the restart the Garstang conceded a penalty which Billy Ingham slotted over.

Giving Burnley the impetus the forwards started to win their battle and another penalty was conceded from the pressure which Ingham coolly slotted over.

Another penalty followed after a good chase and a quick tap led to skipper Nino Angelone scoring a try which was converted, leaving the half-time score 13-5.

Garstang put Burnley under a lot of pressure early on and two Burnley players quickly found their way to the sin bin.

With the fewer men Burnley found themselves struggling to contain the visitors and their skipper crashed over for a try which was converted .

The omens were not looking good but Burnley dug deep and the six remaining forwards stepped up a gear, winning a penalty to extend their lead.

The punished players returned and Burnley took the game by the scruff of the neck with a steady stream of possession. Spencer at scrum half and fly half Finnan darted and probed and Burnley added two tries, a short range effort from Ben Healey, then a slick interchange between Finnan and Ingham resulting in Ingham getting over the line. The full-time score finished 26-12.

The seconds started poorly at Bolton but roared back with a Kelvin Barton try and a skipper Ferguson penalty in a game they should have won.Matt Higgson was man-of-the-match.

The thirds had a stunning away win at Carnforth 25-17. Burnley’s forwards were outstanding and helped provide a great platform to create three first half tries.

As injuries and tiredness began to take their toll the home side hit back but a late try clinched it for Burnley 25-17