Superb victory for Burnley’s seconds

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BURNLEY seconds had a good 50-5 win on Saturday at home to Furness.

Tries came from Rob O’ Brien, Matt Higson, Matt Maquis, Mark Jackson, and braces from Ryan Bradley and man of the match Joe Till.

Dom Leck added five conversions.

There was a good contribution from the returning Danny Marshall.

Credit to James Robins, Sharpie and Ash Rothwell for their sportsmanship in turning out for the Cumbrians.

The thirds beat close rivals Colne in a very competitive derby match.

Burnley had a strong side - a mix of returning players in James White and JP Walton and some youngsters given a chance in the derby match.

In a good game punctuated by many scrums, both sides cancelled each other out for most of the first half, with good tackling, especially from Chris Daggers and Paulo Angelone.

The young pairing of Ashley Nuttall and Kyle Snaith looked threatening whenever they got the ball.

As the veteran Colne pack tired, gaps appeared and Scott Cryer broke the deadlock to score a try.

Freddie added a second with a mazy run to seal a 10-0 win.

Tomorrow the first team travel to Garstang.

The seconds and thirds are home to Bolton and Carnforth, kick-off 3p.m.

This weekend the Holden Road based club will be hosting 16 visitors from the El Ejido rugby club in Spain, who will be sightseeing locally and playing a game.

The Burnley club sends a team to their annual beach tournament in Almeira.

Club member Kevin Singh was instrumental in setting up the club some years back and the clubs have built many friendships over the years.

On Sunday, the Tags, Under 9s, Under 11s and Under 12s play Sedgley Park, the Under 15s play Skipton, all at home, kick-off 10-30 p.m.

The Under 17s and Under 19s are training.