Conditions lead to tense affair as Burnley draw

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BURNLEY entertained Barrow side Hawcoat Park and, as expected given the poor conditions, it was a very tense and tight affair.

Burnley opened brightly, Dom Leck just missing with a difficult kick after sustained pressure, but then disaster struck as the visitors’ inside centre made an interception and ran the length of the field before passing to his outside centre to score under the posts, before adding the kick.

Burnley fought back and great pressure led to the Cumbrians infringing and losing a man to the sin bin.

Nathan Welsh had a couple of good runs from the base of the scrum, but the locals went in 7-0 down at half-time.

Burnley faced a fierce onslaught early in the second half, and only some brave defence kept the visitors out.

Burnley cleared their lines, and some great driving play gained them territory, before, from a knock on, James White pounced for a try.

Leck added the conversion and it was game on.

Sadly both teams got bogged down in a fight for supremacy with neither side being able to get the winning score.

Burnley seconds went down at local rivals Rossendale in appalling conditions. .Gus Ferguson got Burnley’s only points. Pete Timberlake was man of the match.

The thirds were edged out 12-3 at home to high-flying Bae Warton after losing talisman Eamonn Walsh very early in the game.