Late penalty seals Burnley RUFC defeat in close fought game

Burnley's under 17s before beating Windemere 36-14.
Burnley's under 17s before beating Windemere 36-14.

A game of little entertainment saw Burnley suffer defeat against a stubborn Mossley Hill side.

The visitors from Merseyside dominated territorily and took advantage to score two penaltie early on.

Burnley were held up over the line midway through the half and that was to prove crucial.

In the second half Burnley nudged ahead through a Nino Angelone try converted well by Sam Moussey. Mossley Hill got a penalty late in the game to win it 9-7.

The seconds had a good performance at Bury with tries from Will Farnworth, James White, Ollie Lord, Gav O Brien and a brace from debutant and man of the match Marcus Farnworth who converted his tries.

Skipper Ferguson added a penalty and three conversions in a great running display as backs and forwards linked well, helping the team to 43-5 victory.

The thirds had a great derby day win over Colne inspired by returning Andy Pickering.Burnleys tries came from Eddie Blake, Jason Bell and Joe Parkinson who converted two tries and added two penalties to make the full-time 25-3.

The Under 17s beat Windemere 36-14 with tries from Pat Holden, Richard Birchall, Dom Murphy,Elliot Gaughan, a Jake Pope brace.Jake Foster converted three tries.George Hibbert was man of the match.

The Under 9s, playing Littleboro, welcomed two new players, Jenna Gillat and Ethan Root, who ran and tackled well.Burnley’s scores came from a Tom Madron brace, Harry Cole, Charles Wilkes and Brandon Sharpe. Joe Molloy was man of the match.

The Under 7s welcomed Harry Jackson also agains Littleboro.Burnley’s scorers were Jeremiah Robinson, Henry Shorrocks and Harrison Briggs.There was good running from Alfred Hibbert and Ben Marsden and good tagging from Jackson Allen.

This weekend the first and thirds travel to Hutton and Clitheroe while the seconds are home to Warton, all 2-15pm kick offs.

On Sunday the tags Under 9 and Under 11s travel to Buryand the Under 13 and 17s are home to North Ribblesdale and Aldwinians