Burnley RUFC round off campaign with derby win at Blackburn

The team line-up before the victory
The team line-up before the victory

Burnley RUFC Under 24s rounded off the senior season with an impressive win at Blackburn.

Three players wore the Burnley shirt for the first time, playing their first-ever rugby match - Jon Alldritt, James Nelson and Jamie Patterson - who all had a go in the forwards.

Luca Anglone opened the scoring and Craig Wiseman helped increase their lead shortly after.

Blackburn hit back with a converted try just before half-time to make it 10-7.

Blackburn started the second half the brighter, scoring a try, but Burnley hit back after good work by Tom Cooley allowed Wiseman to get his second try, which Adam Spencer converted.

Shay McCullough added another try, again converted by Spencer.

Blackburn hit back with a converted try, but Burnley held on to avenge their Christmas defeat.

Burnley’s Under 11s rounded off a great season, going down against Tarleton Under 12s 45-21.

The Burnley youngsters struggled at first against their older opponents, trailing 31-0 at the half despite some excellent tackling by Toby Cole, Harry Nicholls and Patrick Hudson.

The second half was a different story as the they rallied with tries from Tom Graveson, Liam Bythell , Max Cudworth and three Charly Haynes conversions.

Jaden Riley made a great run and the youngsters can be proud of their recovery.

Man of the match was Patrick Hudson, and coaches’ player was Max Cudworth, with a special mention for the hard-working pack Harry Nichols, Spencer Wilkes, Liam Bythell, Edan Fielding-Phethean and Tom Graveston.

This weekend the club is a fringe venue for the Burnley Rock and Blues Festival, with bands on at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. tonight, tomorrow and Sunday.